“La Consolatrice molesta”
Guillermina De Gennaro uses her condition as a method to develop a reflection, which although open and universal, remains quite intimate and personally poetic. Alsoon this occasion, she continues her exploration of the forms and the boundaries of personal memory that often bring her toher beloved Argentina where, not surprisingly, hovers the spirit of the “infinite memory” of Ignazio Fures.
In “Paso Doble”, the driving force is an investigation around an entity difficult to decipher as the shadow cast by the human body and the inevitable implications it has with the idea of duality. A “subject” full of symbolic, artistic and philosophical concatenations that are lost in time. Working with the memory, the imagination consecrates the shadow as poetry of the mind. The silhouettes are arranged lightly on white, the space of becoming and reconnaissance. The memory trace is lost as in the tracksof the brush strokes, almost as ephemeral and precarious as the essence of the shadow itself. The watercolors comply in decentralized, non-conventional spaces for exhibiting the art “object”, they prefer corners or secluded places, and they almost shy away from frontal encounter. Pushed out beyond its limits, at the far edge of a question to which there is no answer, the work thus finds it is doomed to infinite questioning. The work stems from a systematic mixing of the elements ingrained in the memory. This operation simultaneously combines an intimate proximity and an irreducible distance. No beginning and no end. It uses elements known, but unfounded unknown in their entirety. A ritual practice that requires patience and plenty of time to poetically realize that “One and One is One”. The general sense and atmosphere is also that of a distinct dislike fora system thatpresupposes speed as the only means of existence and consumerism as the only sign of life, which on the contrary need to regain theirown reflective time in which to renew therelationship with each other. This is a possibility that is not only existential,but philosophical and cultural, possible escape and generative capacity.