Moralzarzal (2018)



Format: exhibition
Country: Argentina
Genre: visual arts.
Year: 2018
Place: NN gallery. La Plata, Buenos Aires Argentina. 


From the pasture of memories and sources of reference to the New Moralzarzal:
The protagonists that we found to generate the different works were: Juani, a former student of the San Isidro art school. Iris, her bandmate and skater. Marian, fellow skater Iris and contributor to the Acid drop fanzine. And Javi, another former student of the San Isidro art polyvalent. Byker from fixie and tattoo artist.
Then there are: Leandro and Sojo whom we nicknamed “the puppies”, both students and laborers who at night have fun wearing black leather dog masks, displaying an uninhibited fetish at underground parties in the city. Surprising the pedestrian who crosses them near the kiosk of their house like two Dobermans dressed in always black sportswear, with muzzles and chains.



Methodology:
We shared time with each of them doing different activities and from there ideas and images came out and then transferred to the installation site in the basement of the NN gallery (in the city of La Plata). We merge different territories and cabins that together more than a Bart Simpson style hut are a laboratory of dissident and unique beings.
We work a lot at Liniers (Buenos Aires). Inside a warehouse of Fabro’s father, where we take advantage of a lot of waste materials, machines and objects that we build ourselves, as new supports designed for portraits in specific ways. In an experience very similar to the one we remembered from the construction of our childhood cabins. We also took and portrayed some of the protagonists of the photos to the shed. In turn, we made some four-hand drawings in the workshop and other accessories in textiles with my grandmother’s machines.

The lairs we built cast a spell on us. The memories of adolescence mixed with the experiences of these boys and girls who today are the new inhabitants of this imaginary town, which crosses Moralzarzal with Los Cardales, but becomes universal in that bond of friendships that occur in any town without time. Our biography was mixed with the biographies of the boys we portrayed. In turn, the fact of working with familiar machines (the sewing machine, the scraps of the shed) reinforce the idea of a bond that, although it is not expressed in the idea of the project itself, comes from the work of starting from our own story.



12 howls.
Backlight photography. Carved rubber frame and burned cds. 120X85 CM. 2018.



S.T. (puppies)
Copy 1/3
Fotografía digital. Impresión fine art.
50x75 cm
2018

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