La Superficie de una Imagen (The Surface of an Image), 2019
La Superficie de una Imagen (The Surface of an Image) is the title of a show at CentroCentro in Madrid (ES) which develops from a project about memory and how certain revolutionary and resistance processes resound in the present of a society. Using archival material from different political and social movements that took place during the Spanish Civil War, the artist presents a site-specific installation that features objects/sculptures, graphic prints, moving images and sound that explore the potential for transformation of photographic material and the different layers that construct, or deconstruct, an image.
Zito Lema takes historic images and transforms them into a work surface by bringing them into contact with the body. The images thus become one of the multiple layers that are intertwined in a process in which performance also becomes a tool with which to carry out a collective investigation into memory and to understand how history is passed from one generation to another.
The exhibition also includes previous works (The Subversive Body, 2016 and Paper Memory, 2016) with archival material and memory, both activated through the body and gestures, generating a constellation of projects that help us to rethink the role of history and how this can, in turn, be a tool to read the present.
The above lines are drawn from the text accompanying the exhibition at CentroCentro. The show is curated by Soledad Gutiérrez.
The new series of works La Superficie de una Imagen (The Surface of an Image), 2019 are shown in this work documentation.