Friday, April 03, 2015

Never exchanged for the real but exchanged for itself | A solo exhibition by Clara Cortes (Spain)

Clara Cortes is a Barcelona borned and based artist although her work is related to the space that surrounds her in the way that she has developed and exhibited projects in many different places as Berlin, Taiwan, Japan, Iceland, Istanbul and now Malaysia.

She defines her work as a synthetic resurrection of the models and a compilation of images and sounds depicting environs mutated into abstraction as a memory of something existent. It employs aesthetic phantasm to convey contexts of physical environment that stretch reality. In this way, it parallels the second phase of imagery named by Jean Baudrillard in Simulacra and Simulation (It masks and denatures a profound reality) whence the name of her noise project. It cultivates a provocation of an observer’s inclination to grasp for objectivity, identification, classification or empirical truth in a work of art.

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About the exhibition: "Never exchanged for the real but exchanged for itself" is the result of an abstract documentation of Kuantan's surroundings and continues the concept of the latest project Clara has developed called "cognitive failure", a reflexion of perceptions and realities.

Decodification, analysis and transformation creating a nonsensical perceptible abstract forms. The images and sounds, simulacrum of the reality, came from a massive compilation based on three basic items: sky, earth and water, presented as visual definition who do not inform in a complete way about the represented item. Classic models integrated in every kind of target with personal codes, transformed and connected creating a visual homogeneity.

Date & time: April 4th - 10th, 6pm - 9pm
Venue: 無限發掘 FINDARS No.8, 4th Floor, Jalan Panggong, KL

Opening reception: April 4th, 8pm With live performance by - Clara Cortes - Yong Yandsen - Kok Siew Wai - Goh Lee Kwang - Ronnie Khoo - Sudarshan Chandra Kumar

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