Breathing inside the fold

Project: Natura Viva
October 2022
Centre Cultural el Casino de Manresa
Curated by Carolina Grau
Xarxa Transversal
Photographs by Alma Mariscal

The performative exhibition Respirar en el plec (Breathing In The Fold) has been inspired by gravity and lightness, a polarity of two opposing forces that are present in the plant world. Observing it one realises that it tends to rise to heaven or sink into the earth to have a balance between energies – between the axis and the universe.

The artist presents the plasticity of the landscape rooted in the forest. The exhibition combines research materials, drawings, sculptures and photographs in glass around a sculptural axis, creating a stage for a single performance. Mariscal plays with the importance of the materials used as symbols such as water, milk, wax, petroleum jelly, ashes and burned logs. Playing on the unstable and ductile character of these elements, transforming during the performance.