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MOTINTERNATIONAL LONDON presents Beatriz Olabarrieta: COSMIC CLAP

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23 Oct 2015 to 21 Nov 2015

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Beatriz Olabarrieta: COSMIC CLAP
23 October - 21 November, 2015


Artists in this exhibition: Beatriz Olabarrieta


Beatriz Olabarrieta: COSMIC CLAP

New Bond Street, London

Private View: Friday 23 October 2015, 6–8pm
Exhibition continues to 21 November

Beatriz Olabarrieta constructs sculptural installations that combine objects made of lo-fi building materials with short looped video sequences. Her exhibitions are sites for examining and generating performance and writing; each configuration is a stage for open-ended scenarios to unfold.

Cosmic Clap simultaneously builds up and deconstructs Olabarrieta’s visual vocabulary. With a focus on the formal building blocks of text (lines and curves) the artist’s constants are the oval and the semicircle, the straight and diagonal line. These malleable elements are translated into representations of communication—the dot and dash of Morse code, hieroglyphic characters, astronomical charts, musical scores and mathematical graphs. With these highly structured visual illustrations the artist emphasizes verticality and draws parallels between the formation of language and the evolution towards upright movement.

With the exhibition, Olabarrieta creates a space of suspension at the apex between walking and collapsing, speaking and stammering. Using the metaphor of the clap she explores states of coming together; counteracting this finality, the slap articulates the action of dismantling. The artist's recent projects have opened up to contributions from performers, writers and musicians. For Cosmic Clap the audio has been produced in collaboration with singer Harriet Pittard (Zoee) and the writing with curator Gareth Bell-Jones.

Beatriz Olabarrieta was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1979 and graduated from the Royal Collage of Art in 2007. Selected recent exhibitions include: Plot Bunny, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (solo); Shifty-Show (A performance with five voice overs), Cell Project Space, London (solo); Diagonal Z Jeans, Parallel, Oaxaca, in collaboration with Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City (solo); The boys the girls and the political, Lisson Gallery, London; Dirty Wellness, L’Atelier-KSR, Berlin and Paradigm Store, Howick Place, London. Olabarrieta will be undertaking the Platform residency at Site Gallery in Sheffield in 2016.

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Current Exhibitions:

Avenue Louise, Brussels
Dan Rees: Think Local, Act Global
exhibition continues until 7 November 2015

Place du Petit Sablon, Brussels
Gabriele Beveridge: Mainland
exhibition continues until 31 October 2015

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