Measures of the installation: 250 x 103 x 227 cm. BBK Space, Paraninfo. Abandoibarra, Bilbao.
The spanish word ama, apart from the connotation of love, refers to other terms such as "mistress" or "housewife". In Basque laguage means "mother", "mum". It's a work that proposes new gods, new myths; idols of the global village. The extraordinary characters, the chimeras and the invisible myths create a real confusion between the intelligible world and the future dreamed worlds. The intention of this work on the one hand is invite to imagine possible lives, hidden identities. On the other hand I allow myself to interrogate about the different cultures and origins of deities a through objects assembled and generated by my hands. I think the representation of an invisible god is posed as something uncertain.
The artistic operation here is to observe this relationship disturbing the representations and the classics ways of to do. I have a lot of fun delving into the naive question of what our gods look like. I also wonder myself where they come from, but above all I allow myself to play with their origins. I try to advocate the encounter with the sacred, bring the factitious objects to limbo. Bastard idols of the global village.
A manifest implementation of the form / idea pair. Or what is the same, a position of processual work that, among other virtues, has got the potentiality of antidote to greater inconsistencies in what the meaning of Art is concerned. This practice of the processuality manifests itself in several nuances, such as the articulation of significant qualities present in different works through revisions, modifications, updates, combinations of works from previous years, a mechanics of essays seeking to relate works of different qualities.
The combination medium of A M A could account for some aspect about artistic knowledge and learning in a Fine Arts faculty; it would be a work with a certain level of problematic in terms of notions such as model, reference or, for example, disciplinary order. It would connect with problems such as the value of artistic ways of doing things related to orders and models of representation with which, circumstantially, processes of cultural legitimation usually happened.