Daring Forest, 2018
Sala de Exposiciones Miguel Hernandez
Ayuntamiento de Collado Villalba
Daring Forest Tapestry
Juls Gabs 2018
Hand-made tapestry with mixed materials
Textile Work with craft and electronic Materials & Sculptural Extensions. Inspired by Japanese folklore experienced after finishing the art residency Paradise AIR (Tokyo, JP)
Fantasy nurtures the basis of all social traditions and forms the backbone of folklore. Survival is latent in our reflections and human interactions, and in the eyes of external culture, this tradition becomes superstition.
Far from perishing over the years, certain beliefs have emerged in a new wave of contemporary symbols and deities. These new elements of worship are generated thanks to cultural interference caused by globalisation. Thus present and past symbols are used and reinterpreted thanks to trends that fluctuate around the world. In this exhibition, the mixture of classical techniques is combined with non-traditional materials that give new options to the interaction with the work. The use of motorised cucumbers and eggplants represents comparisons between Japanese and Spanish myths and points out equalities instead of differences.
This style of contemporary folklore makes the fantasy wakes up again in a different geographical point, and invades with dream stories a lethargic society in their own stories.