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Catalina Barroso-Luque: Dry Rotting Bodies

2 November 2017 until 19 November 2017

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Dry Rotting Bodies
Catalina Barroso-Luque

Preview: Thurs 2nd Nov (6-9pm)

Exhibition Opening Times:
3rd – 19th November
Fri – Sun, 12- 6pm

Dry Rotting Bodies is an ongoing investigation of how the ‘I’ and the ‘you’ function as template spaces that inevitably spill, speak, twist, break and rub off on each other, through the correlation of writing and the mediation of its vocal presentation. The project also makes use of the conceptual slip between parasite and prosthesis to sculpturally frame how the abjection towards the female body becomes entangled within the ways in which language and technology are gendered.

The exhibition incorporates a series of recorded experimental texts which explore notions of fluid cross-pollination, mimicry and de-doubling. The works’ structural and temporal elements are shaped through a recursive ‘masticating’ process within which the female voice repetitively describes various visceral sensations, carnal interactions and obsessive mental states. References to eating, digesting, and the sharing of fluids within the texts are used as a form of channeling the protean corporality of language (both written and vocal) in tandem with technology’s synthetic materiality.

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(b. 1988, Mexico City, Mexico)
Catalina Barroso-Luque’s current practice focuses on the interrelation between the senses and writing, investigating how the crossovers between language, sculpture and auditory experiences affect our relationships to others. In her work narrative is used as a means of navigating inter and intra-personal relationships through the construction of spaces of imaginary projection and fantasy. How these interactions are mediated and fetishized through technological apparatuses also plays an important role in her work, involving the discreet incorporation of digital media or the allusion to such. Within this the artist has been increasingly concerned with twisting the ways in which technologies are gendered in their design, materiality and use.

Catalina Barroso-Luque received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work has been included in various exhibitions and projects across the United States, Mexico, and the UK. Recent projects include Glasgow Woman’s Library (Glasgow 2017), The Pipe Factory (Glasgow 2017), The Institute Library (New Haven, USA), The Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow 2016) and the Newcastle School of Fine Art (2016). Catalina is also a member of Market Gallery’s current Programming Committee.

She is the current recipient of the MFA Graduate Fellowship at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios (November 2016 – October 2017).


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