To inaugurate the opening of her MCA exhibition, Doris Salcedo discusses her practice, processes, and inspirations. She also speaks about the social and political landscape in which she creates her work as well as specific works on view.
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- Doris Salcedo–
- Short A building has several dozen chairs hanging off its roof and down the side, suspended by rope.
- MCA Talk:
- Short Soiled white dress shirts are folded and stacked on top of one another.
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- Short A person walks by a massive pile of hundreds of wooden chairs placed between two buildings.
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- Short This video still depicts a close-up of three rectangular wooden tables, each flipped upside down and placed on on identically sized wooden tables separated by a layer of dark earth. Tufts of green grass grow from the underside of the tables on top.
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- Short A grayish tunic made entirely out of small metal sewing needles hangs from a white wall.
- Short A pale gray, translucent tunic hangs on a wall. It appears to be made of short, thin, overlapping lines.
- Long Hanging from two barely visible hooks on a white wall is what appears to be a very thin translucent grey fabric in the form of a cardigan. The garment has sleeves, with its open side facing the wall. Upon closer inspection, one realizes that the fabric is made of hundreds, if not thousands, of sewing needles held to one another with a barely visible white silk thread. The artwork gives the initial impression of being a simple fabric but as the viewer realizes that the piece is meticulously made of so many sharp and hard pieces, the illusion of soft folds become more impressive. The fabric looks weightless, like a ghost fabric.
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- Short A sculpture of a vertical wooden cabinet precisely intersects a second wooden cabinet laying on the floor.
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- Short Four murky sepia-toned images of shoes embedded on a white wall by what appears to be surgical stitching.