Patricia Villalobos Echeverría
On October 18th at 3 pm. Patricia Villalobos Echeverría joined us via video-talk as part of the activities programmed for the International Project 150 [cycles]. The video-talk focused on expanded sculpture and printmaking practices. The artist was born in Tennessee to Salvadoran parents and grew up in Managua, Nicaragua. She has a hybrid practice of prints, photos, videos and installations that explore how reproducible forms of representation can alter our notions of singularity and the various states of flux that we enter: some physical, others virtual.
My work is a hybrid practice of prints, photos, videos, multiples and installations. I am primarily interested in how reproducible forms of representation can alter our notions of singularity. My installations play with the tension between the three-dimensional physicality of sculpture and architecture as well as the ephemeral nature of video and sound. I am interested in the nature of power and relationships of dependence; I examine these through the use of sculptural forms as contaminants within architectural spaces as well as videos dealing with the body in a transnational political context. In this way my work questions our sense of stability; I am intrigued by how time can seem to be suspended as we enter and exit spaces in a state of flux – some geographical, others virtual, pointing to a concurrent state of dissolution (dissociation) and hyper-embodiment.
-PATRICIA VILLALOBOS ECHEVERRIA