Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima present new installation at Vancouver Biennale

(Vancouver, Canada)

As part of their residency during Vancouver Biennale, the artists Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima have created the installation “Chora Chuva” [“Cry Rain”].

Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima had to create a project based on the figurative definition of “Be at a crossroads”, ie, a point in a story or drama when a conflict reaches its highest tension and must be resolved. A crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made. A crucial point.

CHORA CHUVA from Gisela MOTTA & Leandro LIMA on Vimeo.

About the installation, according to the artists:
We came to the conclusion we could connect this “Crossroads” definition with the rainy quality of the city of Vancouver, a phenomenon with a poetic potential we have always been interested in addressing. Rain as a condition of transformation, transition, combined with an intimate relationship, the internal space, in this case the exhibition space.

We propose to recreate a situation where the rain invades an indoor area, precarious and provisionally one tries to control this unstable situation. What should be kept on the outsides invades the internal domain. The installation is constituted by a mess of several containers, randomly positioned in the attempt to contain all the leaks in the room. In each bucket there is a speaker that at each beat vibrates a portion of water already on the buckets, recreating visual and sonically the reception of the drippings, the rain occurs but not from top to bottom. The sound composition spreads through several audio channels (some pails or bowls) with more agitated and quieter moments, without ever stopping.

We will use the period of residence for the research, acquisition and production of the work, considering the sound system as well as all containers, stands and benches that are part of the composition of the piece. The speakers use as prototype are developed for Maritime line, being armored for that use.

“Chora Chuva”, installation by Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima
On view through 31st October
Visiting: Sundays to Thursdays, 11am to 6pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 1pm to 9pm

Vancouver Biennale
Shipbuilder’s Square
North Vancouver

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