Ilê Sartuzi at auroras / São Paulo

Ilê Sartuzi
A. And A again

July 31 - August 8, 2021

auroras
Av. São Valério, 426 
São Paulo, Brazil

curtain D, 2021

graphite on paper

42 x 29,7 cm

Installation View @ auroras

Installation View @ auroras

Installation View @ auroras

prelude (or curtain call), 2021

steel, velvet curtain, stepper motor, arduino

93 x 76 x 20 cm

Installation View @ auroras

 
Installation View @ auroras

Installation View @ auroras

Installation View @ auroras

Installation View @ auroras

discussion I (variation), 2021

resin, fiberglass, electronic circuits, mini speakers, servo motor and arduino

Installation View @ auroras

discussion I, 2021

video projection on mannequins, bed

discussion I, 2021

video projection on mannequins, bed

portrait from behind, 2020

gelatin silver print

19 x 28.3 cm

Photo Credit: Julia Thompson

little theater, 2021

wood, steel, puppets, velvet, led light, vibration motor and arduino

60 x 163 x 58 cm

house hair, 2021

steel, resin, wax and hair 

132 x 36 x 36 cm

house hair, 2021

steel, resin, wax and hair 

132 x 36 x 36 cm

sun legs, 2019
resin
15 cm ø 

house hair II, 2021

wax and hair

18 x 12 x 12 cm

carousel, 2021

iron, resin, figure, halogen lamp, synchronous motor

36 x 56 x 36 cm

curtain, 2021

oil on canvas and velvet 

24 x 18 cm

wedding (solarized), 2020

gelatin silver print

20.5 x 15.5 cm

portrait TSF-3 / ??-123, 2021

oil on canvas and galvanized steel frame

180 x 110 cm

signal, 2020-2021

LED spotlight programmed with morse code, arduino, relay


All images courtesy of the artist and space. Photos by Julia Thompson.

The curtains open, there is an attempt to enunciate something that results only in a vibration, or even this imperative to speak makes it impossible to end a discussion. These small scenes take place in different rooms at auroras, featuring mechanized objects, pre-programmed and random choreographies, light signals, paintings and videos. What they have in common is that they seem to have a certain theatricality in the way they present themselves.


In Ilê Sartuzi's exhibition at auroras, actions seem to be a beginning that is always postponed, doomed to failure, or they find it difficult to articulate a coherent meaning. The communication attempt emits a red light in morse code from inside the house while listening to noise from other parts. Formally, repetition link these parts together in a loop that encompasses virtually all objects. That is, the “liveliness” of things is programmed so that there are moments of saturation of stimuli and others of more punctual actions.


The scales of the objects range from miniatures, a curtain for small people, something the size of children's toys, and the standard size of an adult mannequins. They refer to universes of representations, whether through childish imagination exercises or theater elements.


Due to the nature of the works, the visiting hours of the exhibition are changed, starting at dusk. The show remains inactive during the day. In this atmosphere, the house is filled with inanimate objects while a possible narrative of new residents is created.

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