ROSANA Y ARISSeptember 14, 2016 - November 22, 2016
We consider our equations as opportunities to spot ambiguities and boost the relations between neighboring concepts. Also we would like to offer the chance to all users (author ‐ displayer ‐ viewer) to feel free to manipulate them by changing side at any of the words that appear in an equation. Doing so is necessary to apply the transitive equality, and change the plus sign with minus sign and vice versa. Every change can negotiate new meanings and provoke different feelings.
An MIT Technology review’s article about “The Marvelous Mathematics of Computational Linguistics” states as the most famous example, the following: king – man + woman = queen. In other words, adding the vectors associated with the words king and woman while subtracting man is equal to the vector associated with queen. This describes a gender relationship. Linguistic conditions of speech, mathematical rules and operating symbols offer opposite approaches to rationality or sense, contrasting different attitudes such as reduce/simplify or allude/amplify. This double conditioning (mathematics and language) provokes uncanny and undefined situations, which aim to produce shifts of perception.
We, Rosana Sánchez Rufete (Spain 1985) studied Fine Arts at University of Barcelona Spain (2008) and Aris Spentsas (Greece 1984) studied Industrial Management at University of Pireaus Greece (2006), are working together as a group (rosana y aris) for the past 4 years. We both have been studding together at Concordia University in Montreal (MFA in Studio Atrs‐2012) and at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain (MA in Art Production‐2014). Our artistic practice is driven by an interest in ephemeral situations that empowers us to be artists and spectators at the same time, merging what we know with what we don’t. We mostly experiment our ideas during short or long time residencies, working in situ, proposing site specific situations that are developed for and forth specific constrains and audience, using our body and different audiovisual mediums.