this light, toxic
3 Dec 2020 - 20 Jan 2021|
SCAN PROJECTS + INSTERSTICIO|
Don’t miss ‘this light, toxic’, Intersticio’s first group exhibition, curated with Alejandro Alonso Díaz, and featuring the poetry of Leticia Ybarra. The exhibition is accompanied by a text written by Alejandro Alonso Diaz. This exhibition has been possible thanks to the generous support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
In this light, toxic a world of interconnected particles unwinds through light and sonic vibrations. The different parts of the self are entangled in multiple processes of toxicity: from the physiological to the environmental, from the psychic to the sensorial.
The exhibition examines how our perception is embedded in toxic objects and bodies through our corporeal membranes, senses, and tissues. Isn’t “light pollution” an euphemism for the pollution of human, animal, and plant vision? Doesn’t this coy expression build on an ancient analogy between the inner luminosity delimited in the eye and the immeasurable light of the element, notably fire?
this light, toxic is a proposition to engage with the profanation of silence and the perversion of images as they cut across multiple levels of existence. Breaking through our dreams, pesticides, relations, metaphysical dimensions, radioactive materials, sounds and shadows, the smell of toxicity, like a poisonous flower we breathe in, becomes us.