26.6 x 13.7cm, 2006
‘Eu era gases puro, ar, espaço vazio, tempo’ (2022). The collective edition includes three printed pieces. Created by Angyvir Padilla, mountaincutters and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, all prints stem from the textual practice embedded in the artists’ processes. Eu era gases puro, ar, espaço vazio, tempo is the third part of the transformative exhibition ‘Three Tropes for Entropy’, an outcome of the Lichen Curatorial Prize 2021-22. The final gesture of a collective edition introduces an indetermination to the exhibition process, which has no fixed end date but keeps existing in different forms, like molecules of gas once compressed into a condensed space and suddenly freed into the ambient.
Executed in reflective, translucent ink and supplemented with a handmade match that activates the reflection effect in the dark, the silkscreen print by Angyvir Padilla borrows verses from the poetry of Argentinian writer Alejandra Pizarnik. The final result is a print that can be activated as an installative piece.
The inkjet prints by mountaincutters were presented in the exhibition – first in Jester’s exhibition space and later moved to C-mine’s compressor’s hall for the second trope of the exhibition. Every print carries a unique poem written by the artist duo and is supplemented with magnets for hanging.
Printed in graphite ink, the recto-verso silkscreen by Daniel Steegmann Mangrané shows an excerpt originally coming from Stella do Patrocínio’s oral poetry, defined by her as an act of gabbling. Compulsorily admitted into a mental asylum, Stella do Patrocínio was a maker of poems that were never written down by her but that take visual form through the interpretation of Steegmann Mangrané. Mirrored, oblique, fractured, and incised, the typography remains translucent and void—as light as thin air, like gas, as the empty space and time evoked by the self-description of Stella do Patrocínio.
Transparent, reflective ink silkscreen print, paper and match / Inkjet print and magnets / Graphite ink recto-verso silkscreen print. Size of each print: 29,7 x 42,0cm. Printed by Camping Penrose / Liselotte van Daele.