ley lines | UP NOW

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ley lines
Fall exhibition at The Wassaic Project
with Sabrina Barrios, Kat Clear and Colin Radcliffe
October 7–December 16, 2017

ABOUT :
Ley lines are ancient paths in the landscape that are believed to have spiritual significance. Viewers will follow a path throughout the ground floor of the Mill that will lead to all of the pieces created by the three artists. The works of art showcased will offer a look into what these dimensions may look like. With their works, the artists look to ask the question, “Could these otherworldly spaces and places exist alongside our everyday watching us as they remain unseen?” The artwork displayed will offer a unique viewing experience.

The Earth Experiment

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Site-specific installation on view at No.4 Studio
April 14th–May 14th
Fri–Sun 1–6pm
361 Stagg St./204, Brooklyn, NY

About_
The Earth Experiment combines ancient knowledge with conspiracy theories. I’m looking into Maya, Egyptian and Sumerian cultures, Greek mythology and internet whistleblowers who claim to have worked at CERN and have hidden information on NASA’s secret space programs. I’m also referring to Plato’s allegory of the cave when including the observer’s shadows in the work.

There are many layers of information attached to this piece. I use visually simple symbols (sacred geometry) to tell a story, but they are charged with meaning, and if you see the work in the flesh, if you are present, you FEEL it (I like to compare it to a dream, in which you can’t always verbalize your experiences, but you often remember their feeling).

Overall, I can say that The Earth Experiment places the viewer inside a matrix (or a bubble), that depicts a dome of invisible energy and represents the reality in which we are stuck in. We perceive nothing outward this one dimension. Outside of this bubble (and out of our reach) there are floating hieroglyphics that make up a totem (or an obelisk), that is a symbol of power and points to the ones in charge, the ones that control the rest of the world. Because whoever controls the information that comes to us, well, controls us.

Saturday Studio Visit | Episode 6

Episode 6:
Sabrina Barrios discusses her immersive art experience “Fossil” and the creation of a Geometric Universal Language (GUL), based on ancient symbols and hieroglyphics.

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Saturday Studio Visit
Brazilian born–Brooklyn based multimedia artist Sabrina Barrios hosts studio visits with the audience, where she shares her work and practice.

Live and uncensored version every Saturday on Snapchat (sabrina.barrios) and a 1 min. edited version on Instagram (sabrina_barrios).

Coup D’etat: How To Resist

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A 2 part installation separated in space. They depict a bridge in time, connecting 2016 to 1964. These dates marked the end of democracy in Brazil, destroyed by a coup d’etat.

Part 2 on view at Snug Harbor Cultural Center (Staten Island, NY) from June 11th to September 11th, 2016.

The Horse Rider and the Eagle

The Horse Rider and the Eagle (Brussels, 2016) is the second chapter of a larger multimedia site-specific installation that depicts a hidden dimension in space, lead by matriarchy.

The viewer is invited to participate in the work of art and to experience each piece with their bodies, while gathering clues to understand the narrative in its totality.

Zero–Part 3: Afterlife

Zero is a 3 part site-specific immersive experience meant to be explored by a single person at a time.
It represents the stages of the soul, spirit and body from before birth to afterlife. The number 0 symbolizes a full circle and thus denotes infinity, completeness and holiness.
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Part 3 of this immersive installation can be translated as an out of body experience. As the viewer moves towards that room, they see a projection of themselves walking within the structure they were just in (Part 2: vimeo.com/128297027).

Zero–Part 2: Life

Zero is a 3 part site-specific immersive experience meant to be explored by a single person at a time.
It represents the stages of the soul, spirit and body from before birth to afterlife. The number 0 symbolizes a full circle and thus denotes infinity, completeness and holiness. While engaging in the experience the audience puts on earplugs, so they can hear their own breathing and turn the attention within.

This work was developed during a 2 month art residency (Laboratory Residency) in Spokane, WA.

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Part 2 (seen in the video) is a bodily exploration, where the viewer is invited to engage with the life-sized work by walking within it while making their own decisions–such as going left, right or turning back. Regarded as a metaphor for one’s life trajectory, each segment of the structure is illuminated as people walk.
The structure as a whole is shaped as waves and brings about ideas of quantum mechanics, that investigates the microscopic world. In that realm, the laws indicate that particles are spread through space like waves, without any specific location, until they are measured. Studies on that field also suggest that the choices one hasn’t made in this reality happened in a parallel one. In other words, it is possible that you have chosen everything you haven’t experienced in this life.

Zero–Part 1: Blank Slate

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“Zero–Part 1: Blank Slate” will be exhibited on May 21st, 8–11pm at 228 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA, as part of the Laboratory Residency.

Zero is a 3 part site-specific immersive experience meant to be explored by a single person at a time.
It represents the stages of the soul, spirit and body from before birth to afterlife. The number 0 symbolizes a full circle and thus denotes infinity, completeness and holiness.
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In Locke’s philosophy, blank slate–or tabula rasa–was the theory that human beings are born with no built-in mental content. They acquire data due to sensory experiences. When it comes to ancient knowledge and their religious/mystic beliefs (Alchemy, Spiritism and Egyptian culture, for instance), the thinking was that humans are immortal spirits who temporarily inhabit physical bodies, and after death their souls move on. Moreover, before returning, they go through a cleansing process, where any trace of past experiences is left behind.

Part 1 of the exhibition shows geometric tunnels suspended in the air, representing the energy of the soul and spirit, right before reincarnation.