Eva Fabregas, an artist based in London, has placed a sculpture composed of sensory lycra and balls at the Yokohama Triennale 2020, and she called it “Tangles.” It appears as a spillage of crisscrossing intestinal forms that prompt us to think with our “gut.” The artist says that there is an absolute acceptance that our growling and rumbling gut has answers to our questions. Fabregas claims that in our gut, we embrace the knowledge of hosting and thinking with other life. As she mentions, the numbers of bacteria live in our gut, and they all have millions of neurons.
The 2020 Yokohama Triennale, titled “afterglow,” opened on July 17 for the public. Designboom was representing the press. “Tangles” invites the audience to take a comfortable seat on one of its colon-like, colorful forms.
Eva Fabregas says that colonic and intestinal forms are intertwining and bulbous, with a failure to work through a range of whole and part. Its inside is now outside. She also thinks it is a place, some sort of passageway to picture, and other voices, memories, and sounds.
The artist (born in Barcelona) works with large scale soft sounds, sculptures, and giant installations. She explores the sensory and somatic experience realm, challenging how our bodies, affects, and desires are changed through the industrial design. Her artwork was activated by a choreography of elastic rhythms, textural sounds, and Jamaican electronic music sub-sonic frequencies. Stethoscope-like subwoofers implied listening to a living body’s internal sounds while medical tubes channeled cables into and out of the forms.
“Tangles” creates part of Yokohama Triennale 2020, opened with the title “Afterglow.” The event’s organizers say that they have to operate the scales’ oscillation, rushed by the change in standard rules.