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Construcción Bastarda – Mercè Jara Muns

April 24, 2021 - June 5, 2021

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Bastard mortar is a traditional recipe that consists of mixing and reducing mortar with clay to improve its plasticity. In the world of ceramics, as in all things, there are purist beliefs regarding degrees of whiteness and a globalisation of accepted forms of construction. Within the context of “Construcción Bastarda”, we are following Mercè on a journey, an exploration of technological sovereignty.

Mercè implements all aspects of her production in order to examine a liminal ceramics practice as a reality – which if put into action has the potential to influence our social fabric and consumer problems while allowing for free technological dissemination.

“This is not just literary deconstruction, but liminal transformation.” – A Cyborg Manifesto, Donna Haraway.

On this occasion, Mercè will work with composite materials to propose a formal experimentation generated from an idea of developing alternative genres by utilising her body to imitate a machine. An alchemical wedding between materials – from digital construction techniques to bio-construction techniques with clay – that translate more than just bodies and their meanings. As such, Mercè is establishing dialogues between dimensions, and playing with the multiple senses of the materials’ possibilities.

By materialising furniture of alternative possibilities, Mercè will furnish the gallery space and transform it into an apparatus of interdisciplinary accessibility as a way of building new symbolic spaces.

Mercè Jara Muns

“My name is Mercè Jara Muns, but lately you can also find me as my sonic alter ego – Charnega – with which I connect to the world through radio and sound art.”

Mercè considers herself to be a transdisciplinary artist because although her ceramic work is a central element of her practice, her approach is from a perspective of hybridising ancestral culture with concepts of open source and easily accessible technologies. Many of her works and concepts radiate out from this core part of her practice, which she then experiments with to formulate alternative thought structures in order to construct other disciplines and planes of significance.

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April 24, 2021
June 5, 2021
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