For Forms of Navegation: Cabotage, a collaborative programme by Bulegoa z/b and fluent held between Bilbao and Santander as part of the Bertatik Bertara/Tan Cerca 2020 programme, we have invited Erlea Maneros Zabala to present Norusta, her current intervention at the Museo San Telmo, San Sebastian, for the Museo Bikoitza programme.
ERLEA MANEROS ZABALA: NORUSTA
In this intervention the artist proposes a juxtaposition between her own biographical outlook and the context of the museum, creating a decentred space-time relationship and generating it from her own personal transition during the time of its making.
The resulting work oscillates dialectically between two objects and how these relate to the Museo San Telmo. The first of these is a lithography by the artist Pedro Pérez de Castro (1823-1902), taken from the museum collection. The work shows an exultant view of the cliffs of Mount Otoio. The second object is the tip of a roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) from the artist’s family heritage – actually an instrument whose original use was lost in time and gave way to stories, theories and interpretations. The artist’s research for Norusta revealed that the instrument was used by fishermen long ago to soothe poisonous fish stings and bites.
18:00: Erlea Maneros Zabala: Norusta
18:45: Miren Jaio: Sutikaz amaitxu zan jaidxé / La fiebre del oro
C/ Pedrueca 1. Ático
39003 – Santander
Erlea Maneros Zabala studied at The Glasgow School of Arts, Glasgow, and California Institute of the Arts, California. She lives and works in Joshua Tree, California. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid), Museo Experimental El Eco (Ciudad México), REDCAT (Los Ángeles), Museo Guggenheim-Bilbao (Bilbao), CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain (Burdeos), and Bombas Gens Centre d’Art (Valencia).