THE LANDSCAPE CROSSING AN OCEAN
April 13, 2019 - April 26, 2019
Opening: April 13, 17:00-21:00
In her work, Mayra Sérgio investigates identity, memory and immigration through a sensorial scope. For this project, she explores the idea of identity loss in the process of adaptation to a new culture, reflecting on her own experience as she moved 6 years ago from Brazil to the Netherlands.During her most recent trip to her home country, Sérgio collected fragments of various types of landscapes, gathering elements that embody the different and complex textures of Rio de Janeiro. Taken out of context, this (almost) absurd collection of objects and materials, reflect and picture her personal experience with the city she is original from. By relocating, fragmenting and recomposing these components she will reshape and reconstruct the landscape into new forms creating a meditative metaphor for cultural integration and social adaptation.
With the kind support of Mondriaan Fonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK)