Joya: from Pebbles to Hills (LAST WEEK)

October 22, 2017

October 31, 2017

8:00 To 18:00

Event Description

“Joya: from Pebbles to Hills” is a collection of small artworks and a sound composition made during Tatawa’s two-week residency at Joya: arte + ecología in Almería, Spain. The residency took place in a beautiful cortijo (farmhouse) isolated on a mountain in a dry winter. The artworks capture Tatawa’s meditative abstractions of her daily interactions with the nature, house, and people. The sound piece is made of field recordings collected during the residency. Saturated with sights, sounds, smells, and tastes, here we may find the shape of a pebble, the contour of a distant hill, the smell of pimientos in the kitchen, the crackling of the fireplace, the crumbling of mudrocks, the taste of a freshly plucked almond…

“We were isolated on a hill yet there was no sense of loneliness. We would venture into our backyard of wilderness and return to the warmth and intimacy of our little house. Expecting a quiet, solemn retreat, Joya turned out to be a lively communal experience. There was no time to be alone except in sleep. In the day we explored our surroundings like children, chased the goats, picked almonds. In the night we joked at the dinner table, lazed by the fire, gazed at stars. Even while taking long walks alone, trees, bushes, mudrocks and mountains surrounded and enveloped us. With the constant company of human and nature, old troubles and worries became irrelevant and dull.”

– Tatawa, Joya: arte + ecología, February 2017

The exhibition attempts to recreate this sense of place. The arrangement of artworks, designed to rebuild the architecture of Joya’s environment, becomes part of the narrative. For a more immersive experience, the viewer may listen to the sound piece on a portable player while navigating through the space.

Dates | Tarikh | 日期 :      22 September 2017 – 31 October 2017
Time | Masa | 時間 :         8am – 6pm
Venue | Tempat | 地點 :  Ome by Spacebar Coffee
                                              No 1, Lorong Toh Aka, Penang, Malaysia

Art: tatawaart.com
Sound: soundcloud.com/tatawa
Instagram: @_tatawa

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