The testimony of space at Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade

'Voices from the wall' exhibition was collectively conceived by a group of women artists and brings together works in different supports

“The secrets that live in the walls of a house are the same ones that die when a body dies”, says Izabela Feffer in the text on the wall of the exhibition Voices from the Wall: the testimony of space which opens today, 23.3, at Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade.

exhibition performance Voices from the Wall: the testimony of space; photo: Rodrigo Pivas

Based mainly on performances by the artist Paula Halker, the show evokes the walls of a home not just as a structure, but as witnesses.

The research for the exhibition was developed over two years, collectively, by Halker, the architect Marina Legaspe and Emilie Becker, the project's musical composer. 

exhibition performance Voices from the Wall: the testimony of space; photo: Rodrigo Pivas

Each piece presented, including photographs, sculptures and videos, underwent a construction process in performance. There are latex curtains hung like figures, photographs printed on pieces of wall, plaster sculptures as vestiges of interaction with the performer's body, videos and sounds —the latter, in turn, refer to a ghostly house in ruins. 

In the performances scheduled until the end of the show, at 12.4, Halker uses plastered bands of herself to create a double of her body. “Between experiencing suffocation by the plaster and the immobility subjected by it, I go through the feeling of becoming the space, generating traces that accumulate throughout the exhibition”, he says. 

Voices from the Wall: the testimony of space

Date: March 23 to April 12, 2022

Place: Oswald de Andrade Cultural Workshop

Address: r. Três Rios, 363 – Bom Retiro

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 10am to 9pm; Saturday, from 11 am to 6 pm. Performance sessions: 3/25, 4/1 and 4/8 (Fridays, 7pm); 3/26, 4/2 and 4/9 (Saturdays, 3pm)

Admission: free (requires proof of vaccination against Covid-19)

 

PageReader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support
en_US