Eugenia Foguel, winner of the Fellowship PATA-ACE-PANAL 2017, traveled to Poland to develop an education residency at the Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im Władysława Strzemińskiego w Łodzi during July and August 2017. Foguel was invited to show part of the projects developed in Poland within the December’s 2017 ´aceNITE.
BKF INSERTION (by Eugenia Foguel)
BKF Insertion is the second instance of a project born from the PATA workshops in Lodz, Poland. This instance of the project emerges as a continuation of an exercise in residency and is a channel to convey the main questions of my current artistic practice. What is the limit between object, dress, interior, work? What defines these categories?
The conceptual guidelines arise from the notion of Proxemia: the reflection about the distance between bodies and objects. What distance or measures define relationships and categories? Are distances and spatial configurations the ones that define relationships and the names we give to people or things? Acquaintance, friend, boyfriend. Chair, house, dress.
This work consists of a static moment in which the piece is hung as an installation and a dynamic moment, in which a performer operates, generating different situations of use in which it is a garment, a dome, a sculpture, a ghost of a chair. The goal is to generate a dynamic category or something uncategorizable, which can be and mutate minute by minute when you intend to put it “in operation”.
What happens if we take the BKF and deprive it of its unequivocal function? Can we only stay with its symbolic load and put it at the intersection with other disciplines? What is it like to put on a chair?
Performer: Julián Dubié
Assistance: Jimena Mejuto and Natasha Galardo
Record: Marianela Depetro
Video editing: Mauro Huarte
María Eugenia Foguel
1987 | Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lives and works in Buenos Aires. Argentina.
2018 | Art Director and Stage Designer at the Higher Institute of Art of the Colon Theatre. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2017 | MAster’s Degree in Contemporary Aesthetics, Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2015 | Industrial Designer, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2010 | Art Direction, CFP SICA- Sindicato de Cine. Buenos Aires, Argentina.