auroras is pleased to present Writing about Reading by Maíra Dietrich in the library space. The collages in the series talk about the experience of writing and reading, through reports, drawings and observations about the figure of the reader and the library space. Based on the artist’s interest in thinking about language as a physical phenomenon, the pages of text and image merge, each collage is formed by photographs, printed texts, drawings and objects that write in their superimposition.
The text of Writing about Reading was originally written in English, presented as a master’s thesis at the KASK School of Arts in Ghent, Belgium in 2018. In 2021 a second version of the work was presented in the exhibition “Library: forest” curated by Galciane Neves at Sesc Belenzinho, this time translated into Portuguese, with 22 chapters mounted directly on the wall.
In this exhibition, 11 chapters of the series are assembled between acrylic pieces fixed with metal, where these elements of preservation and support are incorporated into the work. For the installation in the auroras library space, the artist created metallic supports that draw in space, giving an installation layer that amplifies the fictional between the physical space of the library and the reflective space evoked by the artist in the series of collages. Both in this installation gesture and in the dynamics of forces within each collage, space, support and montage seem to be incorporated into the dynamics of work force, also behaving as a field of language.