Carlos Amorales, Black Cloud, Installation view: 25,000 paper moths
Montreal artist, art history researcher and Leisure Projects co-conspirator, Susannah Wesley sent me the amazing work of artist Carlos Amorales.
Carlos Amorales is an artist working in Mexico city and Amsterdam. His recent exhibition, Black Cloud at Yvon Lambert in New York (www.yvon-lambert.com) consisted of an installation of 25,000 black paper moths hand glued to walls and ceilings. A black and white film documents the process of making this moth-ly night scape.
In a 2006 interview Uovo Magazine, Amorales was asked about the "chameleon-like" characteristics of his working process; which includes performance, graphic design, project and event production. "I use different means in search of the possibility of a message, maybe of telling a story, replied Morales, "my work is more focused on the process of the making and in interweaving different strategies so that the message at the end is linked to the result of these detours". "My work is very much about masking", explained Morales, "about hiding and showing."
In 2008 Yvon Lambert will publish a monograph about the work of Carlos Amorales with an essay by Jens Hoffmann and a conversation with Joan Jonas.