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LOOP Barcelona – Janet BIGGS

juin 3, 2015



LOOP Barcelona – Janet BIGGS

Can’t find my way home



Can’t Find My Way Home explores the role of memory in the construction of identity. An avid collector of gems, Biggs’ grandfather was able to recall the most obscure names of samples in his collections even as he was losing the ability to remember or identify family members around him. In 1980, Merkers miners discovered a unique and extraordinary geological anomaly 800 meters below the surface: a cavern filled with giant, glistening, geometric crystals, some measuring more than a meter in length. Entering this natural wonder is like walking into a mammoth geode, an experience that is both immersive and otherworldly. Can’t Find my Way Home juxtaposes footage shot in the crystal cavern with documentation of neurological research conducted in laboratories in New York and Houston. In doing so, Biggs draws visual connections between the structure of these crystals and the proteins that determine the biochemical conditions of a hyper-excited brain, such as one afflicted with Alzheimer. By physically exploring the Merkers crystal cavern, Biggs figuratively sets out to investigate the diseased brain of her grandfather, tracing fading memories and making astonishing discoveries as she herself experiences disorientation and confusion, some of the same symptoms endured by Alzheimer’s patients. But beyond any exploration and artistic formalization of the brain, the memory or its deficits, Can’t Find My Way Home captivates the viewer in the beauty of its images. These images tell us about ourselves and about our own fundamental questions of identity, loss, preservation and hope.

LOOP : June 4 – 6, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Carrer de Pelai 28, Barcelona

Opening Thursday 4 June at 19.30h

Professional day Thursday 4 June: 12h to 19.30h

Fair days Friday 5 and Saturday 6 June: 16h to 21h

Since 2003, LOOP Art Fair, the place for video art lovers, has been first in its field exclusively dedicated to the promotion of contemporary video art works. Analix Forever has been participating since 2011, with respectively Ali Kazma, Elena Kovylina, Jhafis Quintero and Jean-Michel Pancin. For LOOP 2015, Analix Forever shows a video by the American artist Janet Biggs. Can’t Find My Way Home, a première as a single channel video, was presented as a multichannel installation in the solo exhibition by Janet Biggs, entitled “Echo of the Unknown”, at the Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, earlier this year.

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