Exhibitions, Semillero (Seedbed)
To feel doesn’t occupy space
Montserrat (Monsy) Delgado, together with Paz Crotto and Isabel Martínez de Hoz, is one of the three artists from Buenos Aires selected through the inQubarte open call to be part of an exhibition in the context of that program.
Montserrat searched to deconstruct the fashion language as well as the double speech adopted by the media for publicity. In a deeper appreciation, she analyzed the concept of desire by taking objects of desire from different fashion magazines. She experimented transferring those images belonging to the fashion world with different techniques as transfer, printing in a variety of papers, stencils, scans, decoupage and more. At first, she recorded these experiences with her camera. Later on she took pictures of the collages and at last, by sublimation, she took those to the fabric. At that point, fabric infiltrated into her work. By using tulle clouds and – consciously or unconsciously- making use of the multiple meanings of this material (bridesmade’s veil, crib, mosquito net) the installation that Monsy developed in the ‘ace’s mezzanine, tries to expand the ideas and spaces that structure her work.
All the meanings provided by the dictionary of the word “feel” start with the word “experiment” and it is not by chance that this installation was originated by the need to experiment space, to try to approach it, to capture it and to live it. In the piece “To feel doesn’t occupy space” I try to make that the spectator experiments his own need to cross the space with the urgency of a person that goes through a labyrinth. I propose that we submerge in the stillness of the cloth, to look through the transparencies, to get tangled by it, trying to rethink our own certainties regarding feeling. While we submerge in this tulle cloud, we move around distorted images, as a faithful allegory of how the others affect our own feelings.
Once I heard that “To see is to believe, but feeling is being sure” and taking this phrase as a starting point I understand that there is no neutrality in feelings, on the contrary, feelings are the most proper that we have and that is why this installation aims to experience duality and doubt, by knowing that in order to feel genuinely, we need to abandon certainties.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Art Direction, Escuela Industrial, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Postgraduate degree in Technology and Media for Pictoric Production, Universidad Nacional de Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She participates of mentorships with well-known Argentinian artists.
Iceberg, Admirals Port, Miami, USA.
Sin título, Lila Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Objeto de deseo, Fundación ’ace, Open Study, Buenos Aires, Argentina.Roces, Gabinete 2577, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Archivo IUNA, Galería Ernesto De la Carcova, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Distorsiones, Escuela industria, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Distorsiones, Espacio Forest, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lecturas objetuales, Zona de arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina.