Catalina Swinburn (Santiago, 1979) has been working with the geopolitical concept of displacement. Her practice of weaving vintage documents paper sheets as support became a manifest of political disagreement by using documents of displaced patrimonial treasures, or musical scores of operas with exile thematics, or geopolitical maps. Her weaving exercise is trespassing by a diasporic feeling with a poetic and subtle aesthetic. She persues to rescue ancestrals rituals related to sacred places, ancestral geography and original memory.
Letter from Glasgow: COMPANY (III)
Last week I went to London. I had been away from the city for almost nine months, the longest leave of absence in my life. I hardly believed I could get there again. I pictured it as an ominous tunnelling through darkness. I left in the dark, but after six hours on a train, silent and masked, there I was, in London at lunchtime, in the autumn sun. It was quiet, like Sundays or Bank Holidays used to be in this city many years ago. The pavements were bare enough of feet for their pale stone to echo the light of the high buildings on the streets and squares. Click to read more
»Moon over Konohana« the title of an exhibition by German photographer Katja Stuke and japanese poet and photographer Henguchi Yoshinori, opening in Cologne at Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation) on Nov. 6, 2020.
The exhibition was developed in the context of a dialogue between the two artists from Apr. to Sept. 2020. »Inspiration« show links to several music-videos, historic photographs and illustrations, images, artworks and books, which came up during this dialogue.
It all started with this photograph by Katja Stuke: «Moon over Konohana«.