Including sculpture, painting and installation, Far Away From Anywhere Else is configured as a mutant ecosystem whose human and non-human bodies attend to the environmental, temporal and physical changes of their immediate context. The exhibition is materialised in a series of works but happens, above all, in the reactions, effects and interrelationships generated in and between them.
The project explores the human intention to preserve life and maintain its form. Through a large inhabited stage, the installation responds to, and reproduces, the dose of artifice associated with any attempt to imitate the natural. Activating an arbitrary choreography of material, physical and chemical processes, the proposal visibilises and reacts to human mechanisms of control. Halfway between the sculptural, the constructive and the environmental, Far Away From Anywhere Else emerges by placing a fluid, viscous and ephemeral world in a container that allows these properties to expand.
Without pursuing a closed discourse, the sculptures - whose materials and forms require constant care - are fragments of a reflection on the fragility of life, which coexists and is channelled by the human imagination. The place becomes a vast, thirsty organism that requires an exact dose of hydration, alchemy and speculation. The materials speak to us from their own qualities in order to communicate. Soil, water, resin, branches, mud and fertilisers die, explode, dry out, decompose and grow. Somehow, change and contingency drive this place from disorder but also from stillness and beauty. Far Away From Anywhere Else proposes a strange and illogical world in which to imagine new bonds, empathies and ways of remaining. What if light could be fertilised? What if bones floated? Is the jellyfish talking to us when it stings us? What if you grew up in a garden of toxic plants? Can the exhibition be poisoned?