LERA KELEMEN

b. 1994
Artist & Researcher 
London, UK
SELECTED

01. Green Skin / Affective Interstice
        PART ONE
Installation View at Art Encounters Foundation, April 2021

01. Green Skin / Affective Interstice
        PART TWO
Installation View at Zacheta Project Room, July 2021

02. Green Skin / Crevice
        SOLO SHOW
Installation View at Borderline Art Space, September 2021
EXHIBITIONS

03. Pop-Up Device for Experimenting Margins
        LARGE SCALE
Installation View at FABER, December 2020

04. Memonnade
        RESIDENCY
Installation View at Niki Artist Run Space,
September 2020

05. Kinaesthetic Cabin
        GROUP SHOW
Installation View at Kunsthalle Bega, April 2019
2019—PRESENT

06. The Sensible Realm of Inhabitation
        POP-UP GALLERY
Installation View at Aici Acolo Pop-Up Gallery, October 2021

GREEN SKIN / CREVICE

Green Skin / Crevice
Solo Show at Borderline Art Space, Iași
August 2021.

Multimedia Installation
Single channel video, stereo sound, approx. 3’10'' / Metal structures / Printed textiles (faux leather, satin, silk) / Readymade stones.

Credits: Metal work - Apor Nimbert Ambrus
Voiceover: Susan Atwill
Photos: Robert Bouariu

The exhibition Green Skin / Crevice, a sequel to the eponymous installation Green Skin / Affective Interstice, brings together a compendium of surfaces – such as marble, soil, skin and tissues – and places them in a layout, mapping out a liminal space for interaction between individual and environment. Surfaces are analyzed as areas for mediation and projection where the reciprocal contact between entities is spatialized. Although apparently visual, this projection of layers transcends representation by establishing a relationship between surface and texture. The image becomes a sensorial realm, a field of juxtaposed layers that contain spatial and temporal coordinates. Extractions of tissues and sediments, as well as plaster or concrete overlays, echo the diversity of textural elements found in the environment
Skin/screen/surface meet within the fabric of texture. Each structural object contains its own history embedded in its fabric, which also emerges in the interval that is created between them. The disposition of elements creates a floor plan. The architectural insertions seen from above create a maze-like layout in which the surfaces interact. This highlights once again the relationships between textures and architecture: the abstraction of a building by dividing it into two elements: surface and plan. Surface is what envelopes the mass; the task of the architect is to vitalize the surfaces which clothe these masses (Corbusier). The surface is the fabric that gives an identity to this mass, quoting the video statement ‘texture is identity’ and alluding to architectural elements that become facets of the built environment.
LERA KELEMEN
©2022