Winner Video: “Work in progress” – GIRA Y GIRA
We are in the middle of the pandemic and time seems to have stood still.
To start going to my studio meant having a place where all my works, materials, ideas and dreams were united with me and I alone with them.
I began to wind for hours and hours the leftover yarns of old wool that I had. Everyday life took on structure with familiar and available elements. These were hours interrupted by scribbles and sketches that I quickly made, partly out of nervousness and anxiety.
Winding was very meditative for me and the work became a mantra that led and guided me. I let myself be guided by the movement, the repetition, the monotony. – Everything had a reason for being.
So I slowly entered into a new creative process, playing and letting myself be carried along by it.
From the weaving bobbins I made objects of different sizes similar to a prayer wheel.
They became the main actors in a video competition for a first virtual biennial. PRE-BIENNIAL WTA ONLINE, from 8 to 13 September 2020, Santiago-Chile.
The video was made in collaboration with Florian Imberger and Konrad Kobiela.
The spoken mantra is inspired by the song “Gira y Gira” by León Gieco.