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Solo exhibition at Wedge Space Houston Community College Eastside Campus in Houston TX

Por los siglos de los siglos

2019

Multi media exhibition + living material, human & non-human parts, works on paper, video installation

“Por los siglos de los siglos,” is a repeated phrase spoken at the ending of a catholic prayer. The phrase redefines something that inherently has an end with an ambiguous meaning of time, e.g., “without end,” “over the centuries,” “la eternidad.” With this concept of never-ending, cyclical time in mind, Lartigue guides viewers into the liminal spaces between life and death, body and land. By transporting data and organic matter from Texas forensic burial sites into galleries, nightclubs, and domestic spaces, the artist asserts the idea that the living and the dead are a united force with equal influence over the world we inhabit. The show includes documentation and objects from guerilla-performances, as well as, 1:1 scale exhumation maps depicting case studies from the artist’s training in human remains recovery. “Por los siglos de los siglos” assumes a primordial vantage point; it compels us to consider personal loss, grief, and mourning, not as an interruption of life, but a single, transitional interval in our timeline. 

© Angel Lartigue 2021