Thursday, 3 September 2015

Jaime Valtierre at Barbican Arts Centre

Jaime Valtierre recently exhibited as part of INTERFACES, an exhibition at Barbican Arts Centre. The event was the result of Magma Collective's involvement (mnemonic City) in an outreach project by Barbican called Fish Island Labs. This project was the result of a joint effort to bring to the Arts Centre the work of those working at the Labs.

Barbican Arts Centre
Opening night: Friday 21st August 6 pm - 9 pm
21st - 23rd August, Saturday 12 pm - 9 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

For the exhibition Jaime was be presenting an installation titled 'In Dreams We Dwell'. The work is a multimedia piece that combines the use of traditional and contemporary art and craft technologies including painting, wood work, video animation and projection. It contrasts a series of interconnected narratives that spring from two themes based on two socially distinct
London areas: Hackney Wick and The City of London.

The first subject explores the idea of group as a horizontal organisation rooted on the premise of collective sharing and individual responsibility towards the “goods” of the group. The second relates to an individualistic view of the world based on personal gain and disregard for others.

The work is an artistic response to the experiences gather during the ​Mnemonic City research period as part of Fish Island Labs / Interfaces.