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Unknown Animal

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Linda Tegg’s first solo exhibiton in Mexico City district displays two investigations into relational realities and the experience of looking. The first investigation takes place in a remote location near Sierra Blanca in western Texas.

On the edge of wildness and domesticity.

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For the works shown in the show the artist worked with a Mexican Grey Wolf, a threatened species that teeters on the edge of wildness and domesticity. Along with Wolf Study, Linda Tegg presents the site-specific video work Tortoise.

The Mexican Grey Wolf originally ranged from central Mexico to the southwestern United States. By the 1950’s, intensive efforts by to eradicate the wolf had succeeded in eradicating the species from the wild. In the 1970’s the wolf was declared an endangered subspecies and today exists primarily in facilities in the United States and Mexico.

Along with Wolf, Linda Tegg will present the site-specific video work Tortoise. The work brings together a group of performers under a mirrored exoskeleton to become a distinct organism – a slowly moving blind spot in space. It reflects its audience and offers innumerable perspectives on its environment. This work follows on from a series of investigations into the experience of looking, both temporally and spatially, and what can happen to an audience during this experience.

Linda Tegg (Australia) makes explorations in her new animal study about the Mexican Wolf (canis lupus baileyi) while confronting and commanding the wolf with a video camera. The subspecies of the the Gray Wolf was declared an endangered subspecies since the 70’ and has remained so ever since.

Along with Wolf Study, Linda Tegg presents the site-specific video work Tortoise.

Selection of Press Voices about Unknown Animal:

> “Linda Tegg busca entender nuestra experiencia de la naturaleza, la esencia del animal y la manera en que se diferencia la perspectiva del lobo y del humano.” (De-Dealer, 02-06-2011)
> “Añadió que Linda Tegg hizo una intervención en el desierto de Texas con espejes monumentales; dejó a un lobo gris libre con estos objetos y llevó a cabo un video sobre el comportamiento del animal en este entorno intervenido.” (Publimetro, 08-06-2011)
> “La naturaleza animal cambian de acuerdo al entorno humano.” (Pulso Politico, 08-06-2011)

The exhibition took place from June 9 to July 9, 2011 at Marso Galería, Jalapa 90, Colonia Roma, Mexico City.

Who Runs the Space Now?

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Polyforum Siqueiros

The exhibition Who Runs The Space Now? explores the progression from tension to risk, from the tipping point to the inevitable stage of falling. Five international artists intervene with the polarities of maintaining tension and then losing it, which reveals the exciting kinetic potential of objects.

Tension is impressionable.

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Constantly searching for its balance point, while bound to the laws of physics, tension holds its own dynamic existence in space. The shown installations are a test of endurance and open the door for the uncontrollable risk of failure, the potential of falling through space or losing its tension. A release of energy can be simultaneously disturbing and comforting, depending on the viewer’s perception and own internal tension.

A catalogue has been published for the occasion of the exhibition.

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About Yoan Capote
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About Zilvinas Kempinas
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"Kempinas has an unusual ability to derive the maximum effects from the slightest of means."
Roberta Smith, New York Times

"To put things simply: Olivier's work is excellent to behold, and it also provides lasting insight and assistance."
Gregory Volk, The Studio Museum in Harlem

"The tension that is caused by the slight curve of the material dominates the physical presence of the object. "
Gioia dal Molin, Switzerland

"His artistic practice is marked by an absolute quest to find the inherent simplicity of things."
Graff Gallery, Canada

"Capote's work is both thought-provoking and humorous."
Art in America, Magazine

The exhibition took place from June 8 to July 8, 2011 at Marso Galería, Altamirano 20, Colonia San Rafael, Mexico City.

Who Runs the Space Now?

ArchivedHappened in June 2011
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Polyforum Siqueiros

A catalogue has been published for the occasion of the exhibition "Who Runs The Space Now?".

This book is no longer available in book-stores.

The book launch took place at Polyforum Siqueiros, a cultural and political facility located in in Mexico City.

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The exhibition "Who Runs The Space Now?" explores the progression from tension to risk, starting from the tipping point to the inevitable stage of falling. Five international artists intervene with the polarities of maintaining tension and then losing it.

Tension is susceptible. Constantly searching for its balance while bound to the laws of physics, tension holds its own dynamic existence in space. Similar to any force it can change the form, direction, or speed of an object and can be defined as a vector in space. In social sciences, tension specifically refers to stress or situations in which opposing goals, ideas, or influences can cause problems. As a result, the release of energy can be simultaneously disturbing and comforting, depending on the viewer’s perception.

The installations in the exhibition are a test of endurance and open the door to the uncontrollable risk of failure, and the potential of falling through space or losing its tension.

The book was officially released on June 8, 2012 at the Polyforum Siqueiros, Mexico City.
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