I am passionate about my creative madness and how it transforms me. I create wearable sculptures from trash and discarded materials... Read More
I am passionate about my creative madness and how it transforms me.
I create wearable sculptures from trash and discarded materials which unfold into photo-performances and portraits. “Sharp garments for desperate shamans” addresses a series of environmental and behavioral issues. “The first one brings forth excessive consumption, large-scale production and consequently the disposal in the same proportion, and its reverberations on environmental issues. The second, behavioral, establishes a poetic dialogue between intransigence and malleability, by presenting metallic structures that behave like light fabrics. Another contemporary theme that emerges from these wearable objects is the construction of a social identity, very much based on the dynamics of online interaction. What of us is being revealed and what is hidden behind the creation of a persona? Or even, in times of fake news and anonymity, what is the veracity of the information that has been presented to us and how has the proliferation of avatars and bots corroborated the destabilization of a democratic system?”, Carollina Lauriano
This series of objects, videos and photos created from garbage and recycled materials revolves around the theme of ecocide and imminent ecological destruction, through the overabundance of materials that reflect consumerist agendas. These works speak of absurd excess and chaos in the face of environmental devastation and the ambivalence to science demonstrated by politicians around the world. Human development is disturbing ecosystems, and this series embodies the extravagance of wearing trash as luxury simile.
The “Elx mask” reflects a series of influences, from the Ethiopian tribes of the Omo Valley to the bust of the Lady of Elche or Elx. These robes and body adornments embrace the shamanic power of wearing sculptures and masks, from antiquity to Joseph Beuys, from Carnival to Goya, James Ensor and Marcel Dzama. Is the shaman another or is it the real I? Does the mask hide or reveal?
This piece can be presented as an installation of photo-performances accompanied by the sculptures.