Memory in Our Hands
18.01.19 - 24.03.19
Memory in Our Hands is a project in which Vanesa Varela reflects on the need to reconnect with the human scale, nature and traditional ways of transferring knowledge
Based on an age-old textile technique, backstrap weaving, her proposal for the Espai 13 exhibition series explores the notion of fabric as a text and as a vehicle for collective memory and identity. Varela’s exhibition - the third in the A Monster Who Tells the Truth series - also constitutes a reflection on the realm of work, examining the relationship between the body, work, technology and product in artisanal production methods and in industrialized systems. A Monster Who Tells the Truth is the exhibition series featured at the Fundació Joan Miró’s Espai 13 in the 2018-19 season, with the collaboration of Fundació Banc Sabadell. Curated by Pilar Cruz, the project raises questions about the nature of disciplines and the relationships between knowledge and power.