Work details

Simbiotic Relationships, 2021

Mixed media, video and installation.

Makeup remover cloths, natural hair, synthetic hair, iguana skin, areca palm, Samán bark, found branches.

Four-channel video and typographic prints on handmade paper.

9.72m (largo )x 4.50 m (ancho) x 3.26 m (alto).

 ”Two years of confinement aboard herself.
La artista bogotana revela por fin su inquisitivo proyecto alrededor de ciertos residuos femeninos (toallitas desmaquillantes, pelo natural y sintético) que enhebran un quehacer cotidiano, nocturno y humanizante frente al espejo casero. Lo que fuimos durante la luz del sol con los rostros espolvoreados de ungüentos, lo que somos al limpiarnos ese rastro de vodevil personal que cada mujer arrastramos.
Las puntadas van conformando esa tela que contiene rastros de pestañina y labiales, bases terrosas y migrañas. Duelen un poco como si fueran costuras vivas.
Ana María Devis expone en Galería Sextante con Arte dos gráfico, este recuento laborioso que incluye un alfabeto propio para nombrar lo innombrable y convertirlo en grafías propias.
An aboriginal vocabulary.
From a sculptural plane, the art work results in a fantastic mythology but without a dominant Zeus”.

Plataforma digital, Sillaverde, Rocío Arias Hoffmn

Symbiotic relationships

Symbiotic Relationships is an ecosystem of affections and infinite microworlds that unfolds like a symphony of residual materials. Symbiotic Relationships rests on perceiving what is not immediately perceptible when interconnecting residues of the feminine universe with the animal and vegetable universe. There is implicit here a look of care, an attention to the language of objects and nature, and an ear for the cries emitted by the environment in a frequency that is rarely heard and that few hear. Ana María Devis seeks to understand what surrounds her not only as the environment, but beyond, as the tacit and semi-invisible of affective ties, the hundreds of butterfly effects, the energy between you and me, what we create and what we do not we want to see. This exhibition collects a process of more than two years, in two stages: an installation, intuitive and material iteration and another graphic, versed in language. Forty-two haunting handmade creatures or organisms build the sculptural dimension of the exhibition. In the graphs, the act of naming is explored as a creative act. They also reveal the poetic system with which the creatures were named and which gave rise to a new language and alphabet. Two other gestures seek to capture Devis's gaze on these organisms created by her, but which still fill her with strangeness: a four-channel video intimately investigates with very close-ups and a sound suggestive of how these creatures could sound if they lived. Finally, a series of color photographs explores a possible representation of each of these organisms, this time as taxonomic portraits. Text and curation, Inés Arango 2021