Exhibitions, Semillero (Seedbed)
Desirée de Stefano
De Stefano is a visual artist and researcher occupied by discursive and poetic practices linked to existence and dialogued bodies, territory, biodiversity and the desire for a contemporaneity eroded by emotionality, the political, artistic and technological context from a queer, disobedient and permeable Latin American platform thought in terms of sovereignty and conscience.
360 video built from photogrammetry and rendered through a video game engine, 2 minutes.
An instrument of solitude in pause, a human anatomy of limbo without sun. All orthopedics function as a contact device for assisted sensoriality. Prosthetic avatar who operates as an insensitive contraption. Approach the mortal figure as a sculptural body. The forms of being are modeled. Once-beauty, Ophelia’s silence.
In the traditional vision of passive contemplation of the present, the inexorable forms of everyday life were omitted. How does the present manifest itself in our experience of today? The present as the reduced place that amputates the expectations of the future and divests itself of the burdens of the past to be able to travel in the now. Reduction that shows a value: it is possible to exist detached from much.
The present is composed of quicksand, the ambivalent, the hesitation, the irresolute, they are the vibrant layers in need of prolonging the reflection. We need more time, a place to doubt, warn, available listening and registration. This is the contemporary: a long period of delay, infinite potential of becoming.
In the present as a reproduction of itself, time dissolves without the possibility of being accumulated, capitalized. In the impersonal repetition that has no beginning, end or result, the notion of no time opens up. Moebius of non-productivist programmatic actions, where the opposition between a living organism and a dead mechanism becomes irrelevant.
Tension between the highly artificiality of literal repetition in opposition to the natural and mutable emulates the very forms that conflict. Record of time in danger of extinction that seeks no results. Document of a repeating present. Virtuality involves the viewer in the measures of literature, as in literature, its participation is housed in the user’s imagination, relegating the body (in this case) to stillness. Permanent repetition of the act of looking. To display wasted time is to transform its scarcity into excess.
Desirée De Stefano
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires.
Directs and develops Galería Deseo; works in the Education and Culture Area at Casa de Gobierno de la República Argentina and at the Center for Research and Production of Culture, Art and Gender of the U.N.A. / Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Argentina.
Degree in Visual Arts, U.N.A. / Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Argentina
2020 | Haimney, Spain, BCN; Estudio Pólvora
2019 | Legislatura Porteña; PM Gallery; CC Haroldo Conti (Festival Futuros) in Buenos Aires and Tri Marchi, Mar del Plata, Argentina
2018 | Museo de la Cárcova and Galería Panal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 | CC San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2020 | Acéfala Gallery (virtual)
2020 | Mangrove Grant. Artists Program A. Labaké, Argentina
2019 | Creation Grant. FNA / National Fund for the Arts, category social transformation, Argentina