Interruption

By Marcela Casals

 

 

inter    rupture:

 

a jolting stop triggered by an unexpected event or thought into a smooth flow

traveling with momentum towards a desired goal.

 

 

returning:

 

re-creating          a flow that is now

 

a memory

mimicking

in the new now the old that will never be

 

again

 

frustration:

 

moment of want filled with a nostalgia of the immigrant

tightness of a second place

 

bated scream

 

 

re-signation:

 

now

peers through the dissipating fog of the forgotten then

formed from that new brought by and by

 

 

interruption:

 

...

 

Casals transitioned to visual arts from her work as actor/director a decade ago as she began to explore a more abstract expression of what actors call, commitment to the moment. Born in Buenos Aires and raised in the US, she has a BFA from Fayetteville State University with a double concentration in sculpture and ceramics, a Post Baccalaureate from MICA and an MFA in Fine Arts from SVA. The intent of her work, be it object, installation or performance, is to find a singular abstract expression of a moment in time. The final piece is the result of following a curiosity about a subject, feeling or action, through study of the socio-political history that shapes it and the exploration of material, process, and the physicality of the encounter with them. The work lies in committing to the present moment of making; for it is in that space that the maker's energy is transferred and opens an opportunity for the viewer to find themselves anew.

 

Contact the artist at marcelacasalsartist@gmail.com