AND THEN — I ENTER[ED] THE DEEPEST, MOST DUG CAVE


Reflective fabric, 3D print [Polyamide/PA12], metal clothes hanger with clips, metal chain, scent, metal clip, QR code, virtual 3D model, sound recorded with TTSMP3 ((Text-To-Speech Software) [With excerpts by: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Hugo Canoilas, Beatriz Colomina, Hito Steyerl and Keller Easterling]

Dimensions variable



The Grotto has the goal to offer a time and space for reflection on the most pressing issues in contemporary culture - in the form of a collective process of exchange through artistic experience and in an environment that is non-rational.

Daniela Grabosch’s intervention in The Grotto is related to Parasitic-Architecture, a form of architecture intervention that takes advantage of an existing space temporarily, redefining it and offering a new perspective, and potentially a new space, to its audience.

A scent made in collaboration with Anna Thomas – a professional in the making of scents and perfumes - was started in 2018, in direct relation to Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, is applied on the walls of the Grotto. This intervention opens the experience of the space to new senses and bridges the project with the experiences related to new forms of literacy that are shaping us, by transforming our subjectivities.

Through a process that conveys 3D scanning of the Grotto, it’s 3D printing in small scale and an online project [1] where new associations were made to expand the reading of the project, Grabosch activates and appropriates The Grotto into her own artistic discourse.

The application of the scent, and the audio piece inside The Grotto – that functions as the score of the scent, are enriched by a series of four artworks displayed outside the space. Every object and position is based on Le Corbusier’s Modulor. Each assemblage is made of reflective color fabrics - the blueprint of the cave, 3D reproductions of parts of The Grotto and a QR code that makes you travel to VR world with the Grotto as an object.

[Text: Hugo Canoilas]

















Photography by Joana Soda.



Site-specific intervention in front of The Grotto @ Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon(PT)


01_ AND THEN – I ENTER THE DEEPEST, MOST DUG CAVE

Dimensions: 113x69 cm + 3.66m metal chain


02_ DELTAS – AND VARIABLES IN SPACE ITSELF

Dimensions: 113x69 cm + 3.66m metal chain


03_ FLOATING OVER AN ABSENT GROUND

Dimensions: 86x69 cm + 4.79m metal chain


04_ A GENTLE, FORCEFUL TENSION BETWEEN GEOMETRIES

Dimensions: 113x69 cm + 3.66m metal chain



Site-specific intervention inside The Grotto @ Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon(PT)


05_ [NON]HUMAN ASSEMBLAGES UNFOLDING OVER TIME / INSTRUCTIONS FOR A MOVING VISITOR

Sound: 02:58 min recorded with IBM Watson (Text-To-Speech Software)
[https://soundcloud.com/daniela-grabosch/instructions-for-a-moving-visitor]


06_ [NON]HUMAN ASSEMBLAGES UNFOLDING OVER TIME / [C5H8_SPATIAL PRODUCTION]

Scent