Efremidis Gallery is proud to present ‘CHRONO-MATTER – Objects are closer than they appear’, a solo exhibition by Nuria Fuster. For her second presentation in the gallery, Fuster has created an ambitious multi-dimensional universe, where movement, sound, and objects interrelate.
Different notions of time intersect and are revealed in ‘CHRONO-MATTER – Objects are closer than they appear’. Fuster’s objects exist on their own plane of reality and time. The viewer sees the objects from their own point in time and space. Entering the gallery, one is first confronted with a large-scale mobile hanging from the ceiling. Consisting of stainless-steel rods and side view mirrors for cars and motorcycles, the gust of wind created by the movement of the viewer in the space activates the mobile.
While it turns around and upon itself, one is exposed to the reflection of different versions of themselves and different versions of the mobile and the gallery space itself.
Fuster allows ordinary objects to interact unusually by reorganizing the material. These curious juxtapositions create the opportunity for us to think about our own presence in the space, our relation to ourselves and to the objects presented.
Objects are closer than they appear, a statement, a truth and a prediction for the sound piece of the same name. Three separate voices can be heard, representing Hombro or Shoulder, Metal and Polvo; Dust. Hombro at times carries an invisible weight, the shoulder hunches over or dusts itself off. Metal supports, cold to the touch yet it quickly heats up. What is the material made of fairy tales and stories of deserted places? It marks the temporality of time and forms societies unseen and unheard of. Dust gathers, dust covers, dust chokes. We find it on our fingertips even when we thought the surface was clean. There are enormous quantities of it yet it can be hard to gather. Material without matter.
Several photographs are hung on the gallery walls. Here Fuster creates still life tableaus with everyday materials. The mirrors present often reflect the world outside of the image, bringing a different dimension inside. They act as portals and bring the objects closer than they may appear. How does the object reflect upon itself? Does time pass quickly for the burdened shoulder? How long is a minute for moondust?