die nächste Veranstaltung
»¿A dónde vas? Patatas traigo.«
sound, visual art, drawing, and film
Nicola Hardy and Julio Garcia
Opening on Friday, December 13 at 19:00h, ‘¿A dónde vas? Patatas traigo.’ combines sound, visual art, drawing, and film. Prepare to be immersed in a journey from Sydney to Melbourne, Hamburg to Prague, the ocean, the mountains, and into the darkness. Close your eyes, listen to the sound and be transported into another realm, with artists Nicola Hardy, (Melbourne, Australia) and Julio Garcia, (Madrid, Spain).
Nicola Hardy employs a wide-ranging and experimental practice involving many media including drawing, film, photography, and collage. This interdisciplinary practice allows her to develop new perspectives from a single original source. This process-driven work explores the nature of drawing itself, specifically the desire to capture movement. Drawing observationally whilst in motion, the mark-making only affords seconds to capture the essential nature of the object. Jaunty lines, expressive dots, words – all of these unite to build a recognisable landscape. In her 10 metre ink drawing, repetitive motion is echoed in the repeated forms which almost become like symbols: simplified forms that represent waves, plants, houses, objects, and animals.
Julio Garcia has taken a sideways departure from his usual practice in music and graphic design. He has produced a series of highly personal and reflective posters exploring themes of darkness, loss, and unity. Hand-drawn marks have been transformed in the digital space to produce elegant, abstract images which emerge from the dark to find a golden light. The sound design accompanies the entire exhibition and can be heard throughout, creating an immersive experience. Rhythmic chords and beats echo a train journey, crescendos create drama, and quiet moments are included for a gentle repose.
On Sunday at 17:00, Nicola Hardy will speak about her work and process, slow tv, the Australian landscape, and the necessity of embracing boredom as an arts practice. This artist’s talk will be delivered in English and accompanied by a visual presentation. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. There might be cake, there will definitely be drinks, and it will be fun.
All original work will be for sale and there is also the opportunity to buy affordable prints, signed and numbered by the artists. We look forward to seeing you!