Art Talk: Past and Present Connections with Lorena Mal

Thursday, April 29, 2021
6:00–7:00 p.m.
Generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Fund

Winter/spring 2021 artist-in-residence Lorena Mal begins a conversation on her featured work in the exhibition, Spaces Between, with Jonell Logan, Creative Director at McColl Center. To open a wider, current perspective on her study of places, objects and materials, Mal will speak to her practice’s interpretation of our relationship to history and time, politics and sound, identity, and territory.

Lorena Mal, Concrete Acoustics (Christinenstaße 18- 19, 10119, Berlin), 2016. Concrete and mixed media; 500 x 500 x 265 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

About the artist:

Lorena Mal grounds her work on the intersections between visual arts, music, and material history to open multiple understandings of time, territory, and identity. Her sound performances, sculptures, installations, and other material explorations on drawing and painting emerge from fieldwork study of materials, places, and echoes of events that are frequently forgotten or subtle by nature. For Mal, listening functions as an investigative tool of what escapes vision, measure, or representation, turning the dynamics of presence, duration, and memory into fundamental elements of her work, and influencing how she uses the exhibition space to propose other ways of time passing.

Image at top: (L) Lorena Mal, credit Gabriela Gordillo. Courtesy of the artist. (R) Jonell Logan, courtesy of Jonell Logan.