Dry Rotting Bodies
Thur 2nd November 6–9pm
Friday 3rd – Sunday 19th November
Fri – Sun, 12 – 6pm
Dry Rotting Bodies is an ongoing investigation of how the ‘I’ and the ‘you’ function as template spaces that inevitably spill, speak, twist, break and rub off on each other, through the correlation of writing and the mediation of its vocal presentation. The project also makes use of the conceptual slip between parasite and prosthesis to sculpturally frame how the abjection towards the female body becomes entangled within the ways in which language and technology are gendered. The exhibition incorporates a series of recorded experimental texts which explore notions of fluid cross-pollination, mimicry and de-doubling. The works’ structural and temporal elements are shaped through a recursive ‘masticating’ process within which the female voice repetitively describes various visceral sensations, carnal interactions and obsessive mental states. References to eating, digesting, and the sharing of fluids within the texts are used as a form of channeling the protean corporality of language (both written and vocal) in tandem with technology’s synthetic materiality.
Catalina Barroso-Luque received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2016 and her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Central St. Martins College of Art & Design in 2012. Her work has been included in various exhibitions and projects across the United States, Mexico, and the UK. Recent projects include Glasgow Woman’s Library (Glasgow 2017), The Pipe Factory (Glasgow 2017), The Institute Library (New Haven, USA), The Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow 2016) and the Newcastle School of Fine Art (2016). Catalina is also a member of Market Gallery’s current Programming Committee.
She is the current recipient of the MFA Graduate Fellowship at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios (November 2016 – October 2017).
The exhibition will be accompanied by an Illustrated talk with artist Catalina Barroso-Luque and Ainslie Roddick (Curator, CCA Glasgow) in parallel with Catalina's solo exhibition; Dry Rotting Bodies
Tuesday, November 7th at 6:30 - 8pm
215 HIGH STREET
Ainslie Roddick is Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. She managed CCA's open source programme from 2012-2017. Recent projects include The House that Heals the Soul, a library exhibition space exploring the radical potential of libraries and publishing, and The Sky is Falling, with Black Audio Film Collective, Laura Oldfield Ford, Clara Ianni, Dora Mejía and Carol Rhodes - an exhibition and long-term event program examining the disposition and potential of urban space. Ainslie is editor of 2HB – a journal for artists’ creative writing published by CCA, and is co-founder of Publication Studio Glasgow. She was selected for the most recent Curatorial Programme for Research residency in the Baltic sea region, which took place in October 2017. She co-founded the artist-run space The Duchy with artist Lauren Printy Currie in 2009 and is currently enrolled in the Curatorial / Knowledge Masters in Research programme at Goldsmiths University, London.