text by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi
Opening reception: September 22nd, 2020, 4pm – 9 pm.
From September 23 to November 13th, 2020.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday / 11am – 7 pm
Case Chiuse HQ presents About Mirages and Stolen Stones, a solo exhibition by Natália Trejbalová. A text by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi will accompany the artist’s latest video and sculpture series.
About Mirages and Stolen Stones is a video in three acts by Natália Trejbalová. The artist brings the viewer to some remote landscapes between her studio and the end of the world. The borders one sees from frame to frame belong to a land that is mysteriously getting flat: our land, Mother Earth, as seen from a screen.
Embracing the paradoxes of Flat-Earth Theories and those of the two-dimensional representation of physical space, Trejbalová makes a fictional scientist investigate the new geophysical conformation of the Earth, the inexplicable creation of the Edge and, lastly, the Big Rainbow at the end of the world. Little by little, the subjectivity of the narration takes over science, which leaves the place to science-fiction. A certain proximity between counterculture and conspiracy theories emerges between the lines. In the middle of these two poles, between 360° and 1°, About Mirages and Stolen Stones mixes the meanders of miniature sets with the abysses of the open sea.