Tuesday, 6 November 2012

JULIA ROMETTI AND VICTOR COSTALES, WORKS FOR 'GESTURES IN TIME' PART OF THE QALANDIYA INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL IN PALESTINE




Julia Rometti & Victor Costales
Errant rocks on tumbling blocks, 2012
2012, slideshow - 80 slides projected in loop





Julia Rometti & Victor Costales
Inscriptions in stone - Cosmic volume
24 pages black and white supplement in Al-Ayyam newspaper, Palestine - sunday 4/11/2012




Julia Rometti & Victor Costales
Wild flowers of Palestine, 2012
2012, offset print poster, black and white - 70x100cm - 1000 copies


Julia Rometti & Victor Costales
Errant rocks on tumbling blocks, Inscriptions in stone - Cosmic volume, and Wild flowers of Palestine
works for ‘Gestures in Time’ at the Qalandiya International Biennial in Palestine
Curators: Katya Garcia-Anton and Lara Khaldi
In this multidimensional work, Julia Rometti & Victor Costales read nature as a space of political inscription. With their proposition, the wild is read as a territory of dissent, as a manifesto of determination and legitimacy. Rocks, flowers and insects become actors of a ideological and metaphysical battleground. The rocks wander through an illusionary space, and simultaneously inhabit the specificity of, versus the impossibility of, location. The bibliophagic insects’ excavations in a geology book create a bookworms perspective on natural sciences, themselves being part of the book, of the library, of Jerusalem, of Palestine, of the universe. Here the insects affect the study of geology the same way geology affects the comprehension of land, space and its representation.

Julia Rometti graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Arts Paris-Cergy and attended Le Pavillon laboratory program of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Victor Costales, a native of Belarus, graduated from the Instituto Latinoamericano de Diseno Grafico in Quito in Ecuador, the CFP Riccardo Bauer in Milan, and Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan. As a duo, their work has been shown in various international locations, including Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland; Jousse Entreprise Gallery, Paris; The David Roberts Arts Foundation, London; and the 29th Sao Paulo Biennale with capacect. Currently they live and work in Paris and conduct longterm research projects in various Latin American countries.

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