Brazil in the collective conscience
During the month of October the Brazilian artist Amanda Coimbra will be developing a project in collaboration with other Argentine artists. Amanda seeks to investigate images of Brazil that we, as Argentines have in our collective conscience, asking those involved in the project to draw these images, for Amanda to construct -through the cliché-verre process– a large mural that expresses the collective ideas of Argentines about her country.
Argentina and Brazil are neighboring countries who have always had a very strong relationship that flows between friendship, respect, and rivalry. Today with the democratization that digital photography has created, even argentines who have never visited Brazil already know the country through thousands of images. During our lives we accumulate impressions and even memories of places all over the world, even if we have not visited them personally, because of the circulation of an infinite amount of photographs. The objective of the project is to search for, and find Brazil in the argentine collective consciousness through the “Cliché-verre” process.
Cliché-verre is a process that integrates photography and drawing. A drawing made on a transparent material is placed on top of the photographic paper when exposing it to light in the darkroom. Using this process, the project proposes to ask distinct argentines that they draw on a piece of acetate what they feel symbolizes Brazil. These drawings are then used as negatives in the darkroom and are transformed into photographs.
The idea is to produce produce photographs through drawings as a way to address the ambiguity existent between photography and memory. Establishing a strong link of collaboration and dialogue between both countries can reveal to us how the Brazilians are perceived, and how much we have in common.
GUESTS ARGENTINE CREATORS
Eloy Alazard / Lucas Blanco / Mariana Benelbas / Pablo Bertuzzi / Ramiro Guevara / Cecilia Leiva / Nicolás Masllorens / Eduardo Molinari / Raúl Montini / Adriana Moracci / Daniela Moreno / Patricio Morrison / Laly Nagel / Walter Orlandi / Nadia Patrian / Diego Perrotta / Julián Pesce / Mariana Picollo/ Felix Torrez / Nicolás Testoni / Rita Yanover / Valeria Zamparolo.
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
Exchang, Burren College of Art, Irlanda.
2011 | BFA Exhibition, en School of the Art Institute of Chicago. USA.
2009 | Picture Berlín, APPARTEMENT, y Last Call, Berlín, Germany.
2009 | Personas to March: Burren College of Art Undergraduate Exhibition, Irlanda.
2008-2009 | Nippon Steel U.S.A. Inc., 16th Annual Art Appreciation Program: Presidential Award Exhibitions. Chicago, USA.
2008 | ArTBash, en Betty Rymer Gallery.