PRACTITIONER – Doris Salcedo
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Doris Salcedo (born 1958) is a Colombian-born sculptor. Through her installation artwork Doris Salcedo addresses "the question of forgetting and memory". Her works are typically a junction point, a crossing place for different objects, forms and meanings. Salcedo's practice removes meaning from things by declassifying them, wrenching them out of one form without supplying another, since the hybrid condition they end up in leaves them suspended in a permanent state of formal hesitation. Salcedo's eye is always on second-hand materials that come with a story attached, even if its narrative is silenced. Her placement of the work within a context of intellectual history activates another set of conditions that insists on the anthropological dimension of these dislocated ghosts of the domestic interior, these traces of an absent way of life. The power of these works is in their capacity to stand as a form of mute witness, the truncations and elisions that lock them into a set of formal relations always involving a sense of violence against aesthetic judgement, a judgement that is not segregated from questions of social function but centred in them. In a sense, the Salsedo sculpture is the fullest realization of this germ, which develops into an awareness that conversely, nothing is truly shared, free from the taint of alienation with the loss of a regulated space and time that allows for a freedom of movement into and out of the grounds of the social.
Doris Salcedo's art: La Casa Viuda I. 1992-1994
One of the most famous Doris Salcedo's work: Shibboleth (2007)
PROCESS – Continue
I was thinking about this area a great deal of time. I found that our life is continuation process itself: birth, maturing, death... Other ideas appeared after looking various books and visiting museums.
Continuation of life
A letter to son
Words. Fusion of the words
MATERIAL – glass
With the development of man's knowledge and technical skills, various methods of using glass have been developed. Now humanity knows a great deal of different ways of using, producing, colouring glass. We can find glass almost everywhere, and the modern life gives people a lot of opportunity to improve this material not only in practical area but as an art object too.