May 12 - August 15th, 2016
Curated by Almudena Fernandez Fariña
Part of the program 10 curators, 10 artists
University of Vigo, Campus Ourense, Spain
My passion for drawing and textiles took me to create this installation with discarded rugs and carpets. Carpet Diem is an intervention in Sala Alterarte, a very particular gallery from the architectonical point of view. The floor is a continuation of the walls instead of forming a 90 degree angle. This took me to create a pattern that would flow from walls and floor erasing even more the limits of the space.
This installation is a play of presence and absence in witch the wall participates of the pattern and the "drawing" extends through the architecture softening its limits.
Making of Carpet Diem
The installation of Carpet Diem in Sala Alterarte in Ourense was a group effort and involved a number of people and institutions to make it happen, like the Museum of Contemporary Art in Vigo, students of the university, patrons and curators.
During a few days students and volunteers worked cutting the carpets and attaching them to walls and flloor. The carpets used in this installation were donated by the MARCO (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Casa Sirvent, both in the city of Vigo, Spain.
Articles and Press Reviews
Tempo de Lecer Ourense: "Retallos de alfombras"
Do Gran o pan: "Paz de la Calzada en Ourense"
La Voz de Galicia: "Historias de San Francisco"
Arte Gal: "Carpet Diem"
Virxilio Rodriguez Vazquez: "Fiando o Labirinto"