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NATALIA GONZÁLEZ
Light Recordings, 2011
steel, automated lights, wire, pulleys, plumb bob, concrete, shadows

Untitled (light recordings), 2011
video




Natalia González is a Bolivian artist whose video performances and installations are recordings of interactions in specific contexts. The recording tools used – lengths of steel, automated light, and shadows – configure events from which to consider the time/space contingency. 

 




Implied by her aesthetic, the slow and precarious nature of her works are intended to be a response to the conditioning involved in certain modern attitudes – namely things being exaggerated, spectacular, or quickly digested. The reconsideration of disarmingly simple notions leads to a reflective question: What is happening?

 






Bio:

Natalia González was born in 1978 in Bolivia and is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her work includes events and recorded responses to a specific place using accessible materials such as lamps, bricks, and string. She uses a video camera to document these activities as well as a tool for drawing. In this sense, the recording itself is the material, creating a sequence of images that are articulated in time. González has exhibited throughout Bolivia in Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, and Sucre, as well as in the Washington/Baltimore area, Santiago, and Buenos Aires.


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