“From space, we can observe and study the Earth as an organism whose health depends on that of all its parts. We have the power to reconcile human affairs with natural law and flourish in the process. In so doing, our cultural and spiritual heritages are able to promote our economic interests and our survival instincts.”
Grounded in a complex research-driven practice, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have been collaborating on an extensive and experimental body of work since 1995. Both artists critically examine the intersections of the cultural, historical and geopolitical; they name these spatial investigations “traces”. The interdisciplinary nature of their interventions translates into a wide-ranging use of artistic media, bringing together performance, sculpture, sound, video and photography. At once a poetic prism and a set of material functions, the “trace” links presence and absence, incision and excision, conservation and destruction, appearance and disappearance.