TUNGA: FROM “LA VOIE HUMIDE” │ Pilar Corrias, London → 17 January 2015

“Ɖ sculpčrz okpî spês lîc bodiz, wɖt biyñ imījtli recgnîẓbl az sč. Č figr z a mwf̣lojicl xpḷrešn, mūvñ fluidli btwn abstraẋn n fiğrešn. Ɖ wrcs rflct ɖ ātist’s sîcoaṇlitc rsrč n in ptklr hiz intrpṛtešn v Lcan’z ʈiyri v ɖ mirrstêj, ɖ mmnt in ẇč a čîld recgnîzz hiz or hr ôn bodi rflctd in a mirr. In ɖz wrcs, Tŭnga xplorz ɖ mmnt jst bfr, ẇn ɖ čîld’z ôn îdntti z nt fŭli fwmd, n ɖ hymn figr cn b psivd n intrpṛtd simlteňsli in dfṛnt wez ʈru dzîr rɖr ɖn vižl recgnišn.

Ɖ tîtl Fṛm La Voie Humide refṛnsz ɖ eṣteric sayns v alc̣mi n its dfṛnt meʈ̇doḷjiz v trnsfwmñ matr n spirit. Ɖ wet we indicets a prôses v grajl n načṛl inspirešn fr prsnl transfmešn az opozd t ɖ drî we, ẇč refṛnsz ɖ drct inṭlcčl rūt v filoṣfi n sayns. Tŭnga’z sculpčrz rflct an intrest in ɖ eṇjetc xčenj n ɖ spiričl čenjz ɖt mtirı̣l transfmešn inišiets.

Ol sculpčrz in ɖ xibišn r intiṃtli inṭlnct n sīm t ivolv fṛm wn anɖr. Ɖz sculpčṛl fwmz r clôsli cnctd t vižl naṛtvz xprest in Tŭnga’z drōñz, ẇč olso sjst abstract n alcemic simblz. Drwn in a sñgl cntinys lîn on delic̣t Hiṃleyn pêpr, ɖ nirli simetricl comṗzišnz v ōganic imijri ivoc pāts v ɖ bodi, fêsz n sẋl ōgnz. Tŭnga rgādz ɖ drōñz az orijinetrz fr ɖ ʈrīdimenšnl sculpčrz, cerfli cnstructd az a myzicl scor. Ʈri v ɖ swsdrōñz bcm an intgṛl pāt v ɖ sculpčrz, xiktd on linn n lūsli sspndd fṛm a metl trîpod. A mirrd disc plêst bhnd ɖ linn rflcts ɖ lît in ɖ spês, reprizntñ ɖ fws v ɖ mūn or ɖ sún.

Ɖ fwmz n prôsesz in Tŭnga’z wrc r drctli or sjstvli cnctd t pfwmns, az hiz sculpčrz r ofn activetd bî ɖ inṭraẋn wɖ hymn bodiz xčenjñ n čaṇlñ eṇjiz. Jrñ ɖ Prîvt Vy on Ʈrzde 20 Nvmbr, ʈri fīmel pfwmrz activetd ɖ lj sculpčṛl comṗzišn instwld in ɖ mn spês v ɖ gaḷri. Frst prizntd at Hospital Maṭratso in Sâ Pâlu ŕlı̣r ɖs yir, ɖ pfwmns refṛnsz ênčnt simblz v ftiḷti ʈru ɖ trnsfwṃtv eṇjiz v načṛl mtirı̣lz sč az cwn n prlz, n ɖ psistns v mistcl ʈt az a lêtnt, pârfl fws wɖn mdrṇti.

Tŭnga (b. 1952, Palmariz, Bṛzil) livz n wrcs in Hiu di Žneru n hz xibitd inṭnašnli sns ɖ 1970z. In 2006 a monymentl insṭlešn intîtld A la Lumiere des Deux Mondes okpîd ɖ ẹria bnʈ ɖ glaspiṛmid at Musée du Louvre, Paris. In 2007 Tŭnga’z sôlo xibišn intîtld Laminetd Soulz okpîd tu florz at MoMĀ PS1, Ny Ywc. Frɖr significnt sôlo xibišnz includ: Ɖ Garāž Sentr fr Cntmprri Āt (2009); MARCO, Myziym v Cntmprri Āt, Monṭre, Mexico (2001); Sentru Cŭlṭral Bancu du Bṛzil, Sâ Pâlu (2001); Myziym v Cntmprri Āt, Miami (1997); Ɖ Cntmprriāt Instityt v Ny Ywc (1995); Ɖ Pârplant, Ṭronto (1990); Ẇîtčapl Gaḷri, Lundn (1989); Stêḍlīc Myziym, Amsṭdam (1989); Myziym v Cntmprri Āt, Šicago (1989). Tŭnga hz ptisipetd in tu Venis Bienālez (1995, 2001), in Dokmenta X (1997), n for Sâ Pâlu Bîeňlz (1998, 1994, 1987, 1981).

Tŭnga’z wrc z reprizntd in public c̣lẋns wrldwîd, includñ ɖ Myziym v Modn Āt, Ny Ywc, ɖ Myziym v Cntemprri Āt, Los Anjlīz, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Mdrid, n Moderna Museet, Stochom.”

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