installation as studio/investigation practice
• Rêve Caverne/Art contemporain & préhistoire – Château Musée – Tournon-sur-Rhône – France.
From April to May I was in France to collaborate in the opening of the fullsize Replica of Chauvet Cave, a prehistorical cave discovered only ten years ago with the most ancient drawings ever found, dated of 36.000 years.
During this period I was also collaborating in Reve Caverne – a commemorative exhibition related with the opening of the Replica.
In this exhibition, the idea was to present not final works, but an investigation about time by the organization of images and objects I had brought from my studio in São Paulo.
IN THIS EXHIBITION I USED FIVE SMALL ROOMS OF THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL TO LOOK, THINK, WRITE AND EXPERIMENT.
I DECIDED TO SET MY STUDIO IN THE ROOMS AND PRESENT THE WORK AS AN INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE. SO, BESIDES WONDERING IN THE VAST RESTRICTED AREAS OF THE ABANDONED BUILDINGS, I WAS CONSTANTLY GOING TO MY SMALL ROOMS TO REARRANGE POSSIBLE RELATIONS BETWEEN TEXTS, SCULPTURES STUDIES, PRINTS AND THE 11 THE LARGE SCALE PHOTOGRAPHS. EVERYTHING WAS DONE DIRETCLY IN THE SACE, I WANTED TO PRESENT NOT FINAL WORKS, BUT CONSTANT PRACTICE AND REFLECTION.