Untouchable2010
Project in partnership with Frederico Diz e inês Osório
photography by ZED


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Frederico Diz
untouchable: (H) Air [Untouchabel: (H)Hair ], 2010
untouchable: Rede [Untouchabel: Net], 2010
untouchable: H2O [Untouchabel: H2O], 2010

Aluminium tape on painted cement and wood, tecnhical information on k-line and printed paper.
30x36.7cm
H20, 2005
Digital Photography
20x26.67cm

Net, 2005
Digital Photography
20X20cm
(H) Air, 2005
Digital Photography
20x26.67cm

Inês Osório
Untouchable: Nomadic Project/simulacrum drawing I and IV, 2010.
Aluminium tape on cast iron and stone, tecnhical information on k-line and printed paper.
100x70cm
Inês Osório
Nomadic Project: simulacrum drawing I, 2009.
Digital photography on P.V.C
100x70cm

Inês Osório
Nomadic Project: simulacrum drawing IV, 2009.
Digital photography on P.V.C
100x70 cm

Hélder Folgado
Untouchable: Firm Ground, 2010
Aluminium tape on wood, technical information on k-line and printed paper
130x120cm
Hélder Folgado
Earthlings: Firm Ground, 2009
Oxidized iron
370x170x220cm



Hélder Folgado
Untouchable: Cartovolumetria, 2010
Aluminium tape on wood, technical information on k-line and printed paper
154x123.5cm
Hélder Folgado
Earthlings:Firm Ground, 2009
Pallet wood, parrafin cubes, felt
154x123.5x55cmcm

The museum as link with another place

Untouchable, ethereal, tenuous, subtle, invisible, immaterial, unattainable: non-physical goods that can’t be touched as they have no body, they can only be named.  
The term can contain within itself several developments: the Pariahs, in the Indian breeds, are judged as those who can’t touch without staining. They are the excluded for being considered as impure, filthy, they live separated from the rest of the people, they can’t touch the “non impure”, not even with their shadows.
In another perspective of the term, “untouchable” is attributed to any object, entity or superior reality as something that imposes itself at the same time elevating as a sort of ether. In this line of thought, ether relates to the celestial, to purity, it is the air breathed by the Gods... It is the light that burns while it illuminates. In this deviation, it invokes a tension that can mean whether “to make light” or “darkening”. Ether is also a substance without mass, weight or volume, undetectable, and that doesn’t cause any friction. It is the world of the ideas. So it happens with “Intocável2010” (Untouchable2010). A tenuous presence, yet weird, that invites the most curious observer to another time and space: the virtual.
The art as an intelligence exercise, possible activism instrument is, in that spatial-time created by us, more than a system possible to generate products (of beautiful and pleasant objects).
The de-materialized work done by this trio of authors takes shape in several bodies, several shapes, cladding with contents to adapt the physical and virtual worlds to us, and vice-versa.
On the physical space of the exhibition, what is presented to the public eyes is a subtle body, the equivalent to ethereal matter that is the exposed work on the immaterial space of Internet that serves as a cast to shape the Work.
The anti-objects, exposed along the physical space look like a clock when seen from profile, or a forth, opaque wall; like the theatrical convention that allows the public to see what is going on the stage as if they were looking through a keyhole.  These anti-objects can link to what Duchamp called the inframince, which is what cannot be described, only exemplify; or more specifically, to what Einstein tried so hard to demonstrate, the forth dimension, that space and time are two intimately related elements and as such he treated space and time as a single unit or entity: the space-time.
Intocável2010 (Untouchable2010) seeks to (ref)use the exhibition space, questioning its use as the sole and exclusive means to promote and legitimate the Work of Art. As such, the Institution appears to us as a link to another place. A place where subversion reins and where freedom of expression hoovers. A place where everybody’s dreams come true.


Frederico Diz
Hélder Folgado
Inês Osório

 

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