Susana Gaudencio "Houyhnhnm"

Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery

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The ISE Cultural Foundation presents ¨Houyhnhnm¨by Portuguese artist, Susana Gaudencio at the Front Space.

Gaudencio creates and exhibits intricate animations. Her work is made by altering collage, montage, found footage and image, a process that both indulges in aesthetic allusions, and engages social relationships. Houyhnhnmsare the acutely rational race that Jonathan Swift envisages as archetypes of purity in Gulliver's Travels. The reference serves as a counterpoint to Gaudencio's most recent animations, where loaded societal icons inhabit a strange world. Urban spaces, amassed crowds, and orators are rendered in full cinematic action, alongside the colorful and idiosyncratic excesses caused by the animation process. Gaudencio's work involves a cyclical transformation, from the digital source-footage, to the physical printout, and back again. It collapses the space between otherwise disparate processes. But perhaps most importantly, it addresses the tensions between political reality, and expressive illusion.
- Raphael Taylor

[Image: Susana Gaudencio “ESTRUTURAS”, video stills ©Susana Gaudencio]



from October 23, 2009 to November 20, 2009

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