Eleventh lesson: Couplings, sparkles and other overflows. June Crespo


I propose to use particular interests within a sculptural focus to approach audiovisual works of a markedly performative nature. Specific works by artists including Jon Mikel Euba, Sandra Cuesta, Iñaki Garmendia, Inazio Escudero and Elena Aitzkoa have anchored and articulated research for my forthcoming dissertation. Currently, I am trying to pick out and to structure similar qualities to those that occur in the process of producing and perceiving sculpture, taking my own practice as a reference. I want to provide an account of different relationships between subject, object and space, and to see how these translate into images. From a global, synthetic vision integrating a multiplicity of viewpoints of a free-standing object, to a haptic gaze which tends to rest on the surface of objects and distinguish their texture rather than their form. From a body travelling around the object, coming up to it from the side, moving between things, moving things around or suggesting a different route through the ‘vital space’ of objects. To a subject which is between things, on the same level of them, and allows the object to suggest.

For this session of EGB I would like to share materials I am working on in my research through a succession of texts, videos and images, to be integrated and completed by readings and discussion.

To take part in the session, which will take place from 10:00 to 14:00, and be sent the texts we will be using, please contact bulegoa@bulegoa.org

June Crespo (Pamplona 1982). I live and work in Bilbao. I studied Fine Art at the UPV-EHU, Leioa. I am currently combining my work as an artist with my postgraduate investigation within the UPV-EHU programme “Creación como investigación/ Investigación como creación.” Recent solo projects include the publication of Escanografías (vols. 1 y 2), CO-OP, Donostia-San Sebastián, 2009-2011, and the exhibitions Amatista (sala rekalde, Bilbao, 2013); Reverso (Have a Window, Turin, 2013); El Rayo verde (Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2011).

Group exhibitions I have taken part in include Hitting it off (P!, New York, 2014); Líneas de acción (Casa Maauad, México D.F., 2013); 1813. Asedio, incendio y reconstrucción de San Sebastián (Museo San Telmo, Donostia-San Sebastián, 2013); Quarter System (College of Architecture, Unav, Iruñea-Pamplona, 2013); Mitya, with Elena Aitzkoa (El Polvorín de la Ciudadela, Iruñea-Pamplona, 2012); Pop Politics: Activismos a 33 revoluciones (CA2M, Móstoles, 2012); Esta puerta pide clavo (Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Gante, 2012); Plano, peso, punto y medida (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, 2011); Antes que todo (CA2M, Móstoles, 2010); Entornos Próximos
(Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2008); Galería Carreras-Múgica (Bilbao, 2008).