Title: Fluid Crust Surgery
Author: Raquel Quevedo
Production: Etage Projects Copenhagen
1st Edition 2021
Bilingual (English + Spanish)
Limited edition of 200 copies
175 pages. 165x265cm. Hard cover
Numbered and Signed
Concept, Artworks, Graphic Design & Photography
Cover & Titles: Custom Type
“Fluid Crust Surgery” is the title of Raquel Quevedo’s project, materialized in the publication of a book with the same name, 100 sculptures, a site-specific and an audiovisual work. The project has been exhibited at the Etage Projects Gallery (May 2021, Copenhagen) and at Marsèll Paradise (September 2021, Milan).
The book focuses on the artist’s sculptural work, which she defines as a series of actions with and through materiality. Understanding a symbiotic relationship between nature and humans, the result of these actions are “landscapes” of data that will produce more matter in a future present.
The work moves between the modified (artificial / technological) and the original (real / cultivated) to confuse, mix and relocate the usual mechanisms of observation, representation and appearance. Quevedo combines vivid colors with surreal textures, mixing digital and physical codes with actions in an intriguing sustain of the synergies of life.
The book shows matter as the data landscape of the intersection between the space of computation (digital technologies), cultural systems (visual language and science) and the multi-space of identity through sculptures, objects and visual works in the Anthropocene era and the post-apocalyptic.
Quevedo’s captivating and eye-catching artworks have a complementary side through the words of selected artists and curators. From conversations with artificial intelligence (William Bagnoli), fiction (Allelon, Regina de Miguel), essays (Guillermo Santomà, Alberto Feijóo, Salvatore Peluso, Alba Font), curatorial (Andreia Filipe) and experimental poetry (Saúl Ibáñez, Martin Sigler).
Thanks to my assistants Laura Padilla & Alison Pérez