Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima

Gisela Motta & Leandro Lima

Cable factory studios
Visual Arts / Artist | Brazil
Residencies: 01.05.2007 — 30.06.2007

Technology is the answer, but what is the question? Architect Cedric Price’s statement seems increasingly relevant today, when generations who grew up amongst the most diverse digital paraphernalia start to express visually the various aspects of contemporary experience.

Leandro Lima and Gisela Motta’s videos, photographs and performances maintain a certain kinship with different works in various media, such as Chris Cunningham’s Windowlicker, Björk’s songs from the Vespertine album or Don Delillo’s The Body Artist. These are works which express the tension arising in the transition from physical to digital space and vice-versa.

The unresolvable clash of nature and artifice gives rise, in the work of Leandro Lima and Gisela Motta, to a body of images whose fascinating and disturbing oddity expresses new parameters of temporality and spatiality.

- Kiki Mazzucchelli Brasilian Art Critic and Curator based in London