Sara Pape Garcia

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Disciplines: Installatiekunstenaar, Monumentaal kunstenaar, Tekenaar

Omschrijving werk

Sara Pape’s artistic practice is a research that focuses on the paradoxes on how we value objects and labor. She makes drawings, spatial objects, events, installations and works in the field of performance. The subjects part from the idea that the value of commodities is a social construct. It is merely an agreement within society. However there is a friction within this agreement like inventions that lead towards an unequal system of exclusion, or a tendency to value essential interaction between people, like care and education as less valueble as extracting diamonds from the earth or selling Copper on the London Metal Exchange. What is justice if the law protects property to an infinite scale and doing so promotes exclusion and exhaustion of the earth? How to deal with these ideas that have no weight and yet, they drive the world? If we agree that the neoliberal system with its colonial roots violate humans and are therefore inhumane and having institutions that continue with that status quo, how can we negotiate with the institutions? Her obsession in revealing ambiguous behaviour reaches her art practice, as does her engagement in social justice. She is active in local food initiatives, and is also co-founder of Timebank.cc., a parallel monetary system that uses worked time as a currency. In both roles of activist and artist on a continuous base she unravels the irrationality within the model of the free market, opposing Adam Smith’s view that people are rational profit-maximizing agents. The common denominator within these pursuits is that she wants to defy the current value systems within our society.

Werk

How to Capture a Bird and a Flag
Titel How to Capture a Bird and a Flag
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving For the Fourth 'Haunt' Ghost, an artist initiative based in Rotterdam invited me to develop a work specifically for the site of a ship beached on the island of Katendrecht to serve as a public park. Over the course of one evening seven Artists presented work which responded specifically to the site. Programmed works had a focus on water, on aural traditions, gnostic mysticism and personal histories that scale from the oceanic to the minute. The result was a flag made by bird seeds, that during the course of a week was consumed by the weather and birds. This work gives the opportunity to research the validity of communication and ideology. Right now I am developping it further with my new developped interest in programming. How is the process of making a translation from seed to information. What information is already present in seeds . As every seed contains many selves and is pregnant with the future.
Techniek Bird seeds on transparent net
Formaat
Exersices for Weightlessness
Titel Exersices for Weightlessness
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Gallerist and artist Jan Huijben lives in this art space in Rotterdam Zuid. He makes objects that one can hold in one hand. I perform over a runway out of the art space to present the objects that never see daylight. In collaboration with sound producer yEs!yEs! and spoken word by Fazle Shairmahomed of quotes of Boris Groys’ The Logic of Collecting.
Techniek Performance
Formaat
Capitalocean
Titel Capitalocean
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving “CAPITALOCEAN focused strongly on the socio-ideological side of histories. We continuously emerge at the question of how to orientate and organize ourselves in the present moment, which is always already saturated in established currents of capital. Excavating sand, we produce an undercurrent that tries to move towards an alternate direction but invariably points to the inexistence of future imaginations. As vacuous as waiting for sea sparkle. It is easier to imagine an apocalyptic end of the world than the end of capitalism.” CAPITALOCEAN evolved from a series of public events that took place in July and August 2016 at the beach of Scheveningen. The intervention is initiated by Sara Pape and unfolded with artists, musicians, scientists and dancers who joined her in a symbolic act of waiting for the arrival of sea sparkle, a natural and unpredictable phenomenon produced by bio-luminescent microorganisms whereby the sea acquires a fluorescent glow. The events were scheduled to coincide with the lunar cycle (in each full and new moon) where the group shared performances, workshops, and presentations. Without prescribed instructions as to how the group must engage with one another, CAPITALOCEAN evolved as its own form. This is how the group has investigated the potentiality of self-regulation: just as the tide reconfigures the structures upon which it cascades through gradual erosion and the redistribution of matter, the artists have paralleled this movement with economical and political shifts. In the exhibition space of W139 you were able to see works that departed from the process initiated during the events at the beach, but also works produced beforehand that are close to the concept of the project as a whole. Departing from predictability, some of the works appear as re-imaginings of form and futurity: how can we understand the most basic laws of nature or even those culturally accepted ones in a post-apocalyptic scenario where those previous constructs have been partially forgotten? Other works delved into the negotiation of bodies and capital, by physically reversing the human gaze and questioning the anthropocentric discourse, or by literally complicating the access of the viewer to the exhibition. Similarly, other works spring from the desire to locate narratives obliterated by the transit of time and power: When dealing with a time frame longer than the average human lifespan such as the life of a mountain, we are left with a linguistic incongruence. This has brought us to the misuse of natural phenomena such as the physics of equilibrium to legitimate certain theories about the self-regulated market.
Techniek collaboration project
Formaat
Human-Altered-Rock-Formations
Titel Human-Altered-Rock-Formations
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving We are sitting in a quarry, the stones were formed 270 million years ago. An outburst of a volcano in the supercontinent Pangae, brought the inner treasures of the earth to the surface. The pressure of the earth together with 270 million years cristallised the lava to granite: Beuchaer Granit Pyrophyr. The common witness of this process were the sun and the moon. They pass me this knowledge by waking me up and calming me down every day.
Techniek lecture performance
Formaat
Tundra
Titel Tundra
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Commission for Fauna x REWIRE link - http://giphy.com/gifs/l41lZXLaWwvbtBovm/fullscreen
Techniek GIF
Formaat
pyramid
Titel pyramid
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving There is an ice pyramid - in the image already totally melted - between copper sticks, placed in front of a video projection. The ice pyramid contains a contact - hydrophone which captures the sound of melting ice. The sound is offered for the visitors through 1 pair of headphones.
Techniek sound installation
Formaat
Exercise for weightlessness 1:4520 Lake
Titel Exercise for weightlessness 1:4520 Lake
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving “The characteristic feature of the savage mind is its timelessness; its object is to grasp the world as both a synchronic and a diachronic totality and the knowledge which it draws therefrom is like that afforded of a room by mirrors fixed on opposite walls, which reflect each other (as well as objects in the intervening space) although without being strictly parallel” Claude Levi-Strauss, “The Savage Mind” (1966)
Techniek site specific work
Formaat
Diamondminedelusion
Titel Diamondminedelusion
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving There is no question that the meaning of material is in constant flux. For instance buildings, monuments or the context of the soil we live on changes through time, much faster than the development of crystals leaving the stones fiercely unbreakable doing it's job, being immortal for each generation's truth. This attempt of duplicating the representation of “diamond” according to Wikipedia, presented on a computer screen, that also has tiny crystal structures from our soil plays with the transformative qualities of material. And the exploration of the imperfections of all media that surrounds us, trying to find unintended knowledge systems inside them.
Techniek Digital drawing
Formaat
Crystalline Interference
Titel Crystalline Interference
Jaartal 6-14
Omschrijving The result of an extended research I did in 2006/2007. I undertook the challenge of recreating ge­odes out of base materials using quartz as the main in­gredient and hot air. I stumbled upon some recipes for crystal glaze, which were used a lot in the 70's to create a certain psychedelic ef­fect on bathroom or kitchen tiles. These recipes I developed to 3D formulas, which I used to make the filling of the sculptures. Some I opened af­terward, others remain closed. Crystals are not only beautiful because of their pure aesthetic, but also because they are the result of very long and slow development, revolving around transforma­tion and becoming. Eight years after its creation, I want to address the question of decay and its shift of aesthetic quality overtaken by the laws of nature.
Techniek Ceramics
Formaat 140 x 75 cm.
Icebergism
Titel Icebergism
Jaartal wip
Omschrijving
Techniek Radio play
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Sara Pape’s artistic practice is a research that focuses on the paradoxes on how we value objects and labor. She makes drawings, spatial objects, events, installations and works in the field of performance. The subjects part from the idea that the value of commodities is a social construct. It is merely an agreement within society. However there is a friction within this agreement like inventions that lead towards an unequal system of exclusion, or a tendency to value essential interaction between people, like care and education as less valueble as extracting diamonds from the earth or selling Copper on the London Metal Exchange. What is justice if the law protects property to an infinite scale and doing so promotes exclusion and exhaustion of the earth? How to deal with these ideas that have no weight and yet, they drive the world? If we agree that the neoliberal system with its colonial roots violate humans and are therefore inhumane and having institutions that continue with that status quo, how can we negotiate with the institutions? Her obsession in revealing ambiguous behaviour reaches her art practice, as does her engagement in social justice. She is active in local food initiatives, and is also co-founder of Timebank.cc., a parallel monetary system that uses worked time as a currency. In both roles of activist and artist on a continuous base she unravels the irrationality within the model of the free market, opposing Adam Smith’s view that people are rational profit-maximizing agents. The common denominator within these pursuits is that she wants to defy the current value systems within our society.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters S
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website https://diamondminedelusion.wordpress.co

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten Master Artistic Research 2012-2014 J
Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld Academie Vrije Richting 2000-2003 J
Breda, St. Joost Academie Propadeuse 1999-2000 N

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging -
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief Helicopter en Palatti

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 G H O S T The BOAT GROEP
2016 Quartair Drawing Front GROEP
2016 Galerie Gallery Exercise for Weightlessness GROEP
2016 W139 Capitalocean GROEP
2016 Galerie Gallery Detroit Exchange GROEP
2015 Kotti Shop, Berlin Palatti GROEP
2015 HOOP Fauna x Rewire GROEP
2015 W139 Circular Permutation GROEP
2014 1646, Den Haag Is a rock made or born SOLO
2013 Quartair, Den Haag It's About Time GROEP

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2017 European Lab Data Basic Income Discussion and workshop with Manuel Beltrán's installation Data Basic income
2017 Helicopter Laagtij boat trips around initiatives

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2011 Blumen Kunstresidenz, Leipzig
2010 Caravansarai, Istanbul
2007 Southwest University, Chongqing
2006 EKWC, Den Bosch

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2010 particulier Nederland Liquid Maps
2009 particulier Spanje verschillende etsen
2007 particulier Nederland verschillende tekeningen

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2007 Exploring Chongqing Palatti, China
2006 Out of Foreign Focus Palatti, Kosova

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2006 European Ceramic Work Centre, Den Bosch Beurs Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes

Artistieke nevenactiviteiten

nevenactiviteit van tot
Connecting food and radical economy through Lekkernassuh coop 2016 nu
Gastdocent Artistic Research, KABK 2013 2014
Chair at Timebank.cc 2013 nu
Production manager at W139 2013
Medeorganisator Fosfor tentoonstelling bij Walden Affairs 2011