I carry all the names I’m given


Curada por Laura Orozco
Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo
CDMX México
Febrero – Abril 2022

I carry all the names I’m given


Curada por Laura Orozco
Arroniz Arte Contemporáneo
CDMX México
Febrero – Abril 2022

I Carry All the Names I am Given, the title of Fabiola Menchelli’s solo show at the Arróniz gallery, presents a series of the same name that materially and discursively disrupts the photographic object through its interaction with other cultural practices. Folding implies an irremediable aggression against the medium, which generally appears as a smooth, continuous and two-dimensional surface. However, photography appears and is due to the transition between its opposites: negative and positive, visible and invisible, real and fiction, digital and analog, liquid and solid, etc.

In this exhibition, the works come from analogous methodologies that require a prolonged time and an artisanal approach, intertwined with scientific knowledge. The artist folds and unfolds the photosensitive paper and exposes it to different temporalities of light exposed through various color filters. It is the same paper that provides the abstract forms that we see recorded in the piece. The sheet works as a support and tool for creating its own image. Generating these folds and breaks forces the frame to lose its usual state, opting instead for an object version, haptic, full of gestures, details and errors; it goes against its reproducible nature, and becomes unique. Photography in its most material but elusive character, concrete but indefinable, rigorous but imperfect, favors the deconstruction of its own system and expected functionality.

The photograms take various scales in relation to the human body, and are experienced beyond the limits of photographic paper, leaving aside their individual quality to merge with the other pieces, with the space and with the support that holds them. Therefore, they are works whose borders are difficult to define. There is an interaction between the fragments, between the start and end of each fold, line or limit. But there is also a break in visual sequentiality, generating something else, a passage between the frame and the object, the image and the sculpture. Repetition, after all, is visibility and certainty, here the irruption and the difference make it impossible to follow a traced path.

– Laura Orozco

 

Fabiola Menchelli
All colours will agree in the dark, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
20×27 in / 51×69 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
Left and my other left, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
20 x 24 in / 51 x 61.5 cm each
Fabiola Menchelli
Your North is not Mine, 2022
Unique C-Print photogram folded inside
wood frame, with Ultra 70% UV Glass
print dimensions 16 x 10 in / 51 x 25.4 cm

Fabiola Menchelli
Crumbling is not an instant, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
16 x 20 in / 51 x 39 cm

Fabiola Menchelli
Your demon in my inner ear, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
20 x 24 in / 51 x 61.5 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
Taste of pinching silence, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
8 x 10 in / 20 x 25 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
a thing with feathers, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
8 x 21 in / 27.3 x 32.4 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
blind blue sound, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
20 x 26 in / 51 x 66 cm each
Fabiola Menchelli To Witness the falling sky, 2022 Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV 16 x 20 in / 48.1 x 58.3 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
we are not supposed to be seen, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
16 x 20 in / 51 x 39 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
The liquid skin of the world, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
8 x 10 in / 20 x 25 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
Water was never afraid to touch you, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
8 x 10 in / 20 x 25 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
Tell all the truth, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
16 x 20 in / 48.1 x 58.3 cm
Fabiola Menchelli
Tie it gently to the exit wound, 2022
Unique C-Print photogram folded inside wood frame, with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
8 x 10 in / 20.32 x 25.4 cm print
Fabiola Menchelli
To time the end, 2022
Unique C-Print folded inside wood frame with Ultravue-glass 70 UV
20 x 24 in / 51 x 61.5 cm