AUGUSTA ATLA - A PICTORIAL THEATRE
concept project curated by roberto annecchini for programme change + partner contemporary art
introduction text from augusta atla
www.changeartconcept.com - area concept project
07 01 2011 - 06 04 2011
A Pictorial Theatre
Visual work, 2011 I have invented an artwork called 'The Pictorial Theatre' (a wood stage); it exists as a new pictorial frame on which my self and other women can be my subjects for art, and opposed to previous ideas, I want the model to be alive rather than being controlled. Because I am a women artist, I find it very necessary to comment
on the patriarchy in art history; e. g. the female figure as an idealised and/or pleasurable object. In my artwork I am concernent about gender issues, especially the images and historical understanding of the female fifure; I am trying to make more realistic images of women, complex feelings, diverse sexuality, a heart, fragility, strength and failures in order to re-interpret images of woman.
The pictorial theatre works as a frame for live performance, for photowork, drawing, painting, sculptural work and videowork.
A visual work to experiment an the female figure, an expressive free space, a study of the live body and pictorial composition, an elaboration between time-based observation and still life.
To work is not is need of the white cube gallery space to exists, it can be placed in my garden, on the street, in the woods, and on the sea shore and so on.
The work is an on-going visual work inviting different women on the pictorial stage continuausly for 2011.
augusta atla, a pictorial theatre, introduction for concept project, 2011
augusta atla, a pictorial theatre, photo - work, photocollage, installation, costume - object, event and performance, 2010 / 2011. photos courtesy augusta atla.