Movimiento de (por) si mismo, Movement of (by) itself
raw pottery, metal, mirror
dimensions 700 x 500 x 6 cm
(…) Jenny Feal often refers, in a symbolic way, to personal experiences: the sadness of a reality linked to the isolation or immigration. She conceals this behind a dreamlike and metaphorical universe. In the big mirror of Teatro Mella, the artist creates an abs- tract painting by clay, a terrestrial element. It is a spontaneous, gentle, and intuitive movement. Feal plays with the design of the architecture and colors of this space. This gestural painting, welcoming the traces that the artist left behind her intensive intervention, becomes a memory of a simple and well-known act, an act of liberation.
What does the movement of an individual tell us about his identity? What mea- ning can we give to it? Can its identity remain intact in a context conditioned by norms? The movement seems to be linked to ideas of fleeing, escape, liberation. It refers to this vision of art as being capable of social transformation, a possible opening to the world and the Other.
An exhibition imagined by the curatorial platform Exsitu on the occasion of the 13th Havana Biennial 2019.
April 11 – May 12, 2019 at MELLA Theater, Calle Linea entre A et B, El Vedado, Havana, Cuba
© Ex situ