agustina woodgate sands down globes for GPS / poetic social geometry
 
agustina woodgate sands down globes for GPS / poetic social geometry agustina woodgate sands down globes for GPS / poetic social geometry
may 16, 2014

agustina woodgate sands down globes for GPS / poetic social geometry

agustina woodgate sands down globes for GPS / poetic social geometry
all images courtesy of the faena arts center

 

 

 

 

the historic flour mill-turned-faena arts center in buenos aires hosts a site-specific exhibition by argentinean artist agustina woodgate beginning may 20, 2014. ‘GPS / poetic social geometry’ will expel from the confines of the space’s cathedral room, with performances and interventions in the public spaces surrounding the installation. woodgate’s sculptural forms often combine research into the site of its installment with collaborative event-based projects that focus on the interplay between humans and their environment at both macro and micro levels. combining many disciplines from various backgrounds, visitors will encounter ordinary objects worn down or altered to the point of being intriguingly unrecognizable.

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry
visitors will encounter ordinary objects worn down or altered to the point of being intriguingly unrecognizable

 

 

 

the mass of spheres that pervade the space are classroom-type globes, worn away to the point of losing all previous meaning or graphic information. woodgate’s objects and actions open up into an outer world which the artist ultimately hands control of the work to. this multiplies the tensions between each of the works and the center that houses them, between the works themselves and the spectators; one pulling inward, the other striving to break out.

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry
process images visualize the sanding process

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry
the globes will be scratched away to an unrecognizable state

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry
deconstructing the spheres

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry
graphic elements are individually broken down and taken away from the form

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry
the spheres are prepared for the exhibition at the faena arts center

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry

agustina woodgate GPS poetic social geometry

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