In collaboration with Isamit Morales (performance)
“atrevidas Hermanas, que en el tremendo castigo de desnudas les dio pardas membranas” is a fragment of the poem "Primero Sueño" by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. It refers to the Minyades sisters who suffered a process of transmutation –from human to bat– as a result of a punishment from the god Bacchus.
If we look very closely, all bodies (human and non-human) are porous and permeable, housing and being housed by countless other bodies. Their porosity places us together with the world in a dangerously open state. Where does a body begin, where does it end? What possibilities unfold when we think of ourselves as radically open, that is, radically vulnerable, part of the environment, part of the other?
For this occasion Ariadna Guiteras takes the transmuting capacity of the bodies of the Minyades to point towards their porosity, conceiving the gallery space as a body composed of other bodies, and its walls as permeable membranes where to speculate toward a radical opening.