Exhibition program: La possibilitat d’una illa
Curated by Alexandra Laudo
In Non-Slave Tenderness, Lucía C. Pino undertakes a sculptural investigation to build a future island stronghold, a semi-isolated science fiction landscape where the toxic and waste element is inseparable from the biotic, a place where cables, glass, tubes, light, water, sounds and even people establish a relationship of equivalence with one another. The landscape is made up of a variety of materials emerged from an imagined liquid environment, like a sea or an ocean. Either from the effect of the waves or due to processes of compacting, fusion, care, forcing and technological regulation, these materials have become hybrid objects, conglomerates of heterogeneous sediments. The setting invites the viewer to slow down, proceed carefully, and even adopt a contemplative approach. The sculptures, conceived as live bodies, prefigure an environment where relationships of extraction and submission have fallen behind, and where a new system of correspondences based on care and tenderness emerges.