TERESA SERRANO | Work

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TERESA SERRANO
EGO
2010
Bronze

Edition of 3 + 2 PA
Variable
Here: 50 x 50 x 1 cm each

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TERESA SERRANO
RE s PECT

2010
Video color
00:11:30

REsPECT filmed in several chapters. It's about finding the word to rescue the meaning of that which we all know is lost. I found each letter in a dirty and rusty Table dance, a church in an old iron dump in a hospital, the Court of Justice, among the dustbins of Time Square. The letter S in the Zocalo the search but not found. Clean all found letters, placed them against the wall of a place that is not recognizable and the letter S the drawing with chalk on the wall. End of video.

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TERESA SERRANO
15 minutos
2010
video
00:15:37
Edition of 9 + 2 PA

 

How long does it takes until until the flowing state of creativity becomes nothing else but smoke? Teresa Serrano's new video reminds us of a key phrase of the golden era of Pop: In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes; but what used to be “the future” is now our present, our current reality. Nowadays art seems to be another mass-produced item, and artists more concerned about the global market than the pertinence of their own work. So what is left? And what matters? On her current work, Teresa Serrano (Mexico City, 1936) has been playing with a shamanistic ritual that involves “cleaning” the symbolic realm of words of their empty meanings, using common words and phrases like always, never, fuck you, black, white, Mulato, etc. In Fifteen minutes she focuses more specific in the language of art and presents us a mnemonic game that portrays the actual time needed to burn a mass-produced icon which has been deployed of its substance, and who's core has left nothing else but a burned mark on a pot.

 “15 min.”

A can of Campbell soup appears between many cans in the locker.

A hand moves in and graves the can to a granite table.

The hand opens the can with a can opener, removes the top,

The can is pour in a Le creusett pot. The hand turns on the stove.

The hand pours the can with water into the pan.

The soup starts boiling.

The screen divides into 9 parts, the pan with the soup boiling appears

 in the 9 rectangles of the screen.

Every certain seconds in one of the rectangles appear the Campbell soup can

Or one stage of the process of the beginning of the video. The soup suffers the process of boiling violently until it burns completely in the 9 parts. End of the video.

By Gio Exposito 

 

 

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TERESA SERRANO
Fuck You, 2010
Ice
Variable dimensions

 

Language has an exorcist function to the outside. Society, caught up in its simplest energy, without objective, makes words futile.  The words “FUCK YOU TOO” have an offensive intention; by repetition they loose its spectrum, spiting the meaning into the void.

 

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TERESA SERRANO
Fear, 2010

Wax
Variable Dimensions

Fear is the price paid by consciousness of guilt. Sewell.

 

Ignorance is based on fear. Fear is an unpleasant emotion of varying intensity, when one is faced with a danger either physical or psychological causes anxiety, distress. It can be a great fear or little fear, but fear takes hold of the individual for several reasons. The whole world lives in a perpetual state of vigilance from the famous phrase from George Bush when he first mentioned "The New Order" in 1991. That alertness you live around the world. we are living in Mexico has increased since several years ago, becoming part of our lives. We live with the appellant's death, aggressive and unpredictable, individuals feel powerless before the terrible circumstances in which the country finds itself, but there are not only afraid of this historical circumstance, but: fear of death existential vacuum wage security to lose health to family disintegration to the father to the mother's husband to the police boss to war on the old insult to the indignity of lying to the abandonment moral judgments to loneliness to life to injustice and impunity, etc. These wax sculptures of the word "FEAR, is the desire that all vestments to burn, melt, make it disappear.

 

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TERESA SERRANO
Mulato, 2009
Neon
Variable dimensions

 
The racial and fascist apprehension (worrisome) has always been concerned about the purity of the white race overriding its own people to commit real crimes against humanity. The recent election of the President of the United States of America is a true demonstration of its Democracy corroborating to the enormous satisfaction of the majority of the entire world. It deeply called my attention that all, national and international newspapers, announced that the United States elected the First Black President. Barak Obama is not black. His mother is white and his father is black. Therefore, he is Mulato. Is the color black the sole reason why whites deny the white contribution of his mother? I wander if it is always the same case when whites discriminate or single out on a black child the other half of his/her white parent. I also used the word “Mulato” in white neon.
 

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TERESA SERRANO
Fuck you too, 2009

Acrylic
Variable dimensions