Published by The Drawing Center. Text by Brett Littman.
Mexican multimedia artist Gabriel de la Mora (born 1968) is best known for constructing visual works from obsolete found objects such as eggshells and discarded shoes. De la Mora describes these objects that have outlived their usefulness as caches for historical information about everyday life. In his exhibition at The Drawing Center, De la Mora presents an installation of 55 pairs of found speaker screens. Each screen is imprinted with an inscription created by the dust and air that circulated through the speaker screen during its useful life recording the cadence of countless voices, advertisements, news broadcasts, soap operas, football games and music, as well as noise, interference and silence. This volume accompanies De la Mora's Drawing Center presentation and features images of the installation and essays on his work.
PUBLISHER THE DRAWING CENTER
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 112 pgs / 60 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 8/23/2016 Forthcoming
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: FALL 2016 p. 167
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780942324976FLAT40 LIST PRICE: $25.00 CDN $32.50
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 8/23/2016
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Published by Turner. Text by Willy Kautz, Miguel González Virgen, Gilbert Vicario, Robert C. Morgan. Conversation with María Minera.
Steeped in obsessions with mortality and identity, the work of Mexican artist Gabriel de la Mora (born 1968) ranges from sculptures of himself that he then performs by demolishing, to drawings of skulls and experiments with human and non-human hair. This volume surveys de la Mora's investigations in abjection.