AND THEN – I ENTER[ED] THE DEEPEST, MOST DUG CAVE.- Daniela Grabosch
AND THEN – I ENTER[ED] THE DEEPEST, MOST DUG CAVE.
Curated by Hugo Canoilas
The Grotto, Quadrado Azul, Lisbon
The Grottohas 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 inThe Grottois 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’Habitationin 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 tonew 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 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 ofThe Grottoand aQR code that makes you travel to VR world with the Grotto as an object.