Lara Fluxà. MALC. Thinking your Feet, Moving your Surroundings
“MALC. Thinking your Feet, Moving your Surroundings” is a project where Lara Fluxà produces organisms; she creates and gives names, making the stimulus itself a creative act, a power. Verni, Triça, Lupra, Alump, Úra—these are just some of the organisms she has given life to. She gives life and she names, subtly following a long philosophical tradition that points to this capacity to exist starting with the name, with the recognition of being. Her beings emerge from out of extreme fragility, which is granted them through the material, namely glass, which they exhale on the basis of their very exposition in the world. This fragility gives rise to tension in space. Sometimes, to violence. Yet it exists because of our incapacity to inhabit. That is where the metaphor its landscapes announce is found.
Her spaces confront us with the world that humanity has created, one for which, so it seems, only the human being might exist in. Her practice presents us the matter that acquires presence and makes itself felt. Especially here she lets us know that our action counts: it cares for or destroys. Lara Fluxà’s environments develop a scene, not out of an attempt at order and domination, but by making the fragility of the surroundings evident, along with the need for our comprehension and attention. Her places require responsibility and care; they demand us to think of the foot, of the column, of the gravity of our body.
Exploring this already-inhabited space means sharing existence from difference. Malc is now a universe inhabited by organic forms that await our presence under a horizon of responsibility