At eighteen years of age, Mariel Carranza came to the United States from Lima, Perú. Treating her body as material, Carranza works to detach from physical limitations. Her concerns with the transformation of living matter has led her to labor continuously on a number of art works as if tending to a living being. Surrendering to the course the materials take when left unfixed, her sculptural works challenge the notion of time limitations.
Behind The Table ( #2 )
An attempt at creating a frame of reference for the audience to experience empathy at my portrayal of the state of alienation in connection with immigration issues of abandonment one’s own naturally acquired emotions and morality to emerge into a different social and political stratum with little or no control over the process. A visual/visceral means will be engaged as a metaphor to understand this inner struggle at adjustment.
fot. Tomek Ogrodowczyk