The Blueproject Foundation presents the exhibition "GameShow/PlayShow" by the duo Fuentesal & Arenillas, the winners of the first residence of 2018, which can be seen in the Sala Project from March 9th to May 6th, 2018.
"To address the artistic practice as a game without fixed rules is one of the proposals that Fuentesal & Arenillas suggest in this project as part of the residency process at Blueproject Foundation. Starting from the idea that every artistic process is born from a mechanism of erosion of reality, the artists work on elements of their close context, a daily landscape shared by all, to empty them of content and turn them into worn, empty symbols, with which the participant in the exhibition must come into play.
As Bourriaud wrote about the exform, "its is a spontaneous nominalism whose expressive register gives him an increasingly prominent part to the material gestures and traces". To communicate without words. To play with the sign to provide a mobile, nomadic, unstable quality to it. To make stories that always take place in the space in-between, that game territory that they bring to the exhibition space as dynamograms of a flow of chains and sequences.
By turning the room into a game board whose rules have not been written or shared, their proposal makes possible the notion of an event that Levi-Strauss already talked about in The Wild Thought: “The game produces events from a structure”.
Through a series of drawings whose real reference has been doubly eroded, on the one hand as an image or trace of an experience and on the other, as the material (crayons) used for its construction, Fuentesal & Arenillas play with the viewer with the duality of the term play/game, as an unstable toponymy, an uncertain place that only acquires meaning in the process of deciphering itself.