Passion for art at Matadero

Dactiloscopia Rosa

Art passionate at GANDIABLASCO.

Dactiloscopia rosa is the Marco Canevacci’s exhibition, artist knowed for his gigant inflatable sculptures installed in worldwide cities like Roma, Helisinki, Berlín, Copenhague, Paris, Bogotá, México o Seúl, in Matadero Madrid. This is a site specific installation adapted to the 11 nave of Matadero, in whose interior we’ve liked to expose some GANDIABLASCO and GAN collections.

The artist Marco Canevacci is part of the Plastique Fantastique group.

What kinds of concepts are this groups of artists exploring regarding architecture, urban spaces and art?

For Marco Canevacci the city is a laboratory of temporal spaces. The pneumatic installations that he designs generate alternative types of spaces that are flexible and low energy consumption that accommodate temporary activities. These light-weight structures that are both transparent and mobile are connected to the notion of activating, creating and sharing public spaces and getting people involved in these creative processes. They are simple structures, a skin that separates but which also connects.

What is the idea behind the site specific installation you designed for the Matadero’s Nave 11 with the Dactiloscopia Rosa piece? And what is its relationship with the architecture of the Matadero Nave 11?

Mateo Feijóo, the director of the Naves Matadero, set Marco Canevacci a challenge which was to create a structure within the interior of the warehouse, when it would be more normal for this artist to come up with a structure for the outdoors. This way a space is generated within a space, a game of interior dialogues with one another and one which the individual visitor will perceive differently.

Dactiloscopia Rosa

Why a blow-up hand and not another part of the body?

We relate to the external world through touch, it’s the sense through which we pick up most information about the world around us. Through the hand we touch others and the world that surrounds us. The hand generates a great communal receptivity and at the same time the finger-tunnels allow the public an individualised experience.

What did the artist base the piece on when it came to selecting the exhibited works and what relation do they have with the blow-up space?

The intervention within the interior of the installation consists of the projection of five video-art pieces, their queer theme subject matter was commissioned by La Neomudéjar. Centro de Artes de Vanguardia. The nails of each of the fingers are treated as screens and each of the video pieces is projected onto them. All of the fingers have seating that allows the public to sit and contemplate the video creations. Also within the interior is a Gandía Blasco table where fanzines are displayed sourced from the Transfeminista Cuir of the La Neomudéjar archives.

Dactiloscopia Rosa

And for you, we were wondering what was it that made you choose us to furnish the interior of the inflatable work.

The selection of the Gandía Blasco furniture to complete the Dactiloscopia Rosa intervention within the installation has to do with two main reasons. On the one hand because it’s a young firm it fits in well with the general Naves Matadero project, which has as one of its objectives to provide greater visibility for artistic projects. And on the other because the forms and the materials of the chosen furniture pieces provide the perfect compliment to the new space created by Marco Canevacci. Its design is camouflaged perfectly with the surroundings and does not create any distortion, on the contrary it adds to the piece by bringing warmth and comfort to the interior.