Algumas rotas para Portais e Planos de Fuga–por Daniela Mattos

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A artista e curadora Daniela Mattos acompanhou Sabrina Barrios durante a sua residência na Despina (Rio de Janeiro, Agosto de 2018).

Algumas rotas para Portais e Planos de Fuga
por Daniela Mattos

A artista Sabrina Barrios vem desenvolvendo sua pesquisa artística com muitas intensidades: algo de um feminino selvagem e alquímico (tramando o que dá corpo e materialidade às instalações, pinturas e objetos); com o rigor projetivo de seus desenhos; com suas pesquisas que imbricam teoria da conspiração, aspectos formais (mas não literais) que remetem à questões identitárias e históricas de brasilidade; com tantas outras velocidades que não caberiam aqui, talvez por sua natureza conceitual e poética quase holográfica.

Nas obras que Sabrina apresenta como parte de sua residência na Despina – talvez presente em toda sua produção em arte – há algo que nos engana, o que nosso olhar encontra ali muda a cada vez, a cada luz, a cada estado de corpo que a artista nos convoca e provoca, mas não nos obriga a ter.

Nas rotas traçadas ali, nada está dado, “você vê o que quiser, o quanto estiver disposta a captar”, ela nos diz. O que cabe a nós, portanto, é abrir nossa potência vibrátil à alquimia das formas, linhas e planos, decidindo como entraremos pelos portais que estes trabalhos engendram e escolhendo nossas próprias cartografias e planos de fuga.

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Light Paintings–FRESH WORK!

Off the Grid (2018) | Acrylic, pastel, charcoal and LED light on canvas | 150x130cm
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As Above So Below (2016–18) | Acrylic, pastel, charcoal and LED light on canvas | 100x100cm
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Work developed in Rio de Janeiro during 2 art residencies: Marques456 (Gávea) and Despina (Lapa); between April and August, 2018
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Sabrina Barrios at The Bronx Museum of the Arts

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Artist Sabrina Barrios in front of her work, Living Library Project (2017), that is part of Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY.

BRONX CALLING: THE FORTH AIM BIENNIAL
July 22–October 22
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx, New York

Living Library Project

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Living Library Project
| 2017 | Acrylic, fluorescent ink, pastel, charcoal, pencil, fabric, newspaper and rocks from Scandinavia* on canvas and wall | The Fourth AIM Biennial on view at The Bronx Museum, NY | July 22–October 22

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Library Project
places the viewer outside the Earth, to acknowledge its surveillance. In a mix of ancient knowledge, science and conspiracy theories, this work uses geometry (a symbolic, universal language) to communicate with the collective. The narrative depicts our current now, in which the information available is questionable and full of gaps.

I’m working with statements of former scientists from Nasa and CERN; ancient books on hidden history and alchemy; and internet conspiracy theories; all claiming that our moon is a satellite and humans have been observed since its installment, some 500.000 years ago.

To illustrate such theory, I shared my thinking process on the wall of the Bronx Museum.

The installation combines two paintings and several sketch-like, urgent drawings directly on the wall, that are clues to understanding the bigger picture and seamlessly complete it, to demonstrate different planes, alternate dimensions that may occupy the same space we’re in–likewise, computers and other technologies allow us to have multiple screens open at the same time in the same space.

The paintings have hidden clues (ink that glows in the dark) that disclose other layers of information and theories about how we perceive reality.

*Rocks were collected during my long walks within nature, in the midnight sun of Finland (Tampere and Hämeenkyrö) and Stockholm. They are there to represent the supremacy of the white man, race that is dominant in Europe and supposedly a model for the rest of the world. In the context of the installation, they are the observers, the ones in charge, overseeing Earth from the satellite Moon.

Saturday Studio Visit | Episode 10 SEASON FINALE

Episode 10:
The season finale presents the work of artists from the 2016 AIM program at The Bronx Museum in NY.

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Saturday Studio Visit
Brazilian born–Brooklyn based multimedia artist Sabrina Barrios hosts studio visits with the audience, where she shares the work of fellow artists from the AIM program (The Bronx Museum).