During a micro-residency, Teresa Puig did a mapping of her every day walk from her lodging area to the ‘ace studio. In order to design a 3D map she is collecting information and pictures. Her work is based in a deep research on urbanism and the particularities of Buenos Aires.
Puig is interested in the representation of spaces, tracks and time, situations and experiences, both personal and general. The artist is also interested in topics such as presence and absence, life and decay, as well as the sense of the paths of time.
“We live somewhere: in a country, in a town in that county, in a neighbourhood, in a building in that street, in an apartment in that building” Georges Perec.
According to Perec, we live in a place where we put our roots where we want to belong to. My work is related to how we perceive and we move on the space. Due to my nomad life, I have come across to many cities where I have to carve out the place in order to fit in.
At “Colegiales” neighbourhood, where ´ace is located, I felt like at home, somehow it was related to my childhood neighbourhood in Spain.
The project is composed of overlapping the two neighbourhood maps, with a symbiosis between them; I’m creating a new space, a new home.
Teresa Puig Pastor
1971 | Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain.
Lives and works in Stavanger, Norway.
2013 | Postgraduate in Digital Art and Culture, UOC_LABoral, (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial). Spain.
2006 | MFA, UWIC, University of Wales Institute Cardiff. UK.
2004 | BA Visual Arts (First Class Hons), University of Gloucestershire. UK.
2005 | Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexico and Academia San Carlos. Mexico.
2005 | Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú. Lima, Peru.
2005 | Karl Hofer Gesselschaft & Universitat der Kunste. Berlin, Germany.
UK, Germany, USA, Spain, Azerbaïdjan and Norway.