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AINA ROCA - ESTER GONZÁLEZ

08.06.2012 – 22.09.1
FINAL COURSE PROJECTS, ESCOLA D’ART I SUPERIOR DE DISSENY DE VIC


PAPERS on PAPERS
Aina Roca
If you pay attention to empty spaces, where small things, tiny things can happen, I wonder: Why do I want to capture them through painting? Where would they happen then?
Which is the best question to ask myself? Why or how? (Am I asking myself why because I can't find out how?)

 


In Papers on paper, the paper is no longer a support for painting, but a material in itself. Open it, strip it bare, shape it, make your incisions, modify it without adding or removing. Let the material be displayed starting with a minimum action, to be incorporated within the work through its soundtrack. Halfway between the painting and somewhere else, the pictorial support is transformed into a space and demands
attention.

Project was granted a scholarship by the Foundation Felicia Fuster.


SALMIAKKI IS NOT A Japanese dish
Ester Gonzalez
Suomi, or Finland in the Finnish language, is so different from our home, that any detail deserves  commentary. Geographical position,climate, technology and nature are some of the factors which make commentary possible. The Finns admire the Mediterranean climate, food, light, etc.. We crave and observe with fascination their level of
development, which coexists well with  rural and natural spaces.
To talk about Salmiakki is to talk directly to this Scandinavian country. Licorice (the translation of salmiakki) is among the most consumed products in Finland.
I have travelled to Finland several times, and each time I have always found some new detail. The first time I was there, not knowing the language, and still I know nothing of it, it  sounded to me like Japanese, of which I know nothing either. Therefore, this publication is, from my totally alien perception of Finnish culture, a collection of
facts, objects, products and words which, visit after visit, I have discovered and collected. Details which will help us to enter their society and culture. It's a small sample of what Finland is to me.

 

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