Lena Becerra (Australia)
Medium: Bio plastic made of Malbec wine, corn starch and glicerine; black threads.
Size: 21 x 29cm
This cloth intervention is part of “Frünce”
“Frünce” is defined as a set of small, parallel pleats. My pieces will try to rub the complex limits of inhabiting a striated social fabric. In this simulation of cut, I explore everything that does not end up being defined or fit into the imposed structures. Muscular shapes and thin threads are put in tension. Pieces of my body and scraps of skin, narratives of vulnerability, perhaps could be conceived as scales that I expose in order to address new questions: what is this soft, flexible and adaptable mass made of? Is it possible to cultivate pleats in a world that worships silence?
Frunce is another attempt to put a few “sticks” in the wheel. A territory of confrontation, to question the plot of meaning we are attached to, including our skin.
The area of my research revolves around abstract / possible approaches on a social hatch and, in particular, to the exploration of the sensitive layers of feminism.
The use of amorphous and penetrating openwork bodies that function as a possible structure. I try to create an approach to micro worlds that invite you to explore the limits of the skin.
I communicate through a visceral tissue structure. Once immersed, the chromatic insistence acts as a suction cup in its insistence to adhere to the void.
Embodied by contradictions, the act of opening and closing wounds motorizes other potential pathways meaning, remaining permeable to change and transformation.
The membrane that supports things flows liquid, deep, like an organic conduit.
I intend to reflect on the complexities of the world I inhabit with the intention of being confronting and disruptive through the abstraction of my work.
Currently based in Australia, I continue to explore themes such as femicide, abortion, decolonization and life as a migrant.