Rangoli Performance - La Estetica y Prostetica del Cuerpo Femenino

performance : el público, provisto de un antifaz, escuchará distintos poemas que forman parte de la obra y que le serán susurrados al oído por sua autoras, mujeres escritoras de Cantabria. La voz femenina deviene así un elemento de singular relevancia en la obra. Poets : Nieves Álvarez, Daniela Bartolomé, Paloma Bienert, Elena Camacho, Marisa Campo, Dori Campos, Inés Fonseca, Isabel García de Juan, Araceli González Vázquez, Charo Gorostegui, Marina Gurruchaga, Maribel Fernández Garrido, Raquel Serdio y Maribel Valdivia.

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Rangoli. La Estetica y Prostetica del Cuerpo Femenino

Rangoli es una exposicion de Marisol Cavia con la artista invitada Araceli González Vázquez, en el Observatorio del Arte, Arnuero, Spain. Hasta 2 Octubre 2015. Rangoli « Estética y prostética del cuerpo femenino » es una instalación múltiple que gira en torno a los espacios intersticiales del cuerpo femenino, y que se centra en las sustancias, las materias y los objetos que colaboran en la construcción del género femenino y de la femineidad. click here to see catalog of the exhibition

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"Agua, Aire, Fuego, Piedras y Paginas" Spain - 2015

Marisol's work exhibitted in this group exhibition which has toured Northern Spain and will end in Venice in 2016. Two framed multimedia pictures depicting Fire and Water, some sculptures and several installations have been part of the various incarnations of this exhibition.

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Arena sin Continente

Marisol's installation titled 'Arena sin Continente' (Sand without a Continent) is based on a poem written by Maria José Echevarria, which deals with the human condition and feelings of pain and bereavement which perhaps leaves one feeling like the sand of the title. This consists of three broken mirrors with some piece of anatomy bursting forth from the centre. The words of the poem in Maria Jose's own voice are available as a video which can be seen and heard on a TV which is also part of the installation. The other element is an unbroken mirror with a hand holding out miniature books with the words and pictures from the work printed on them. And to complete the installation there is an island of sand on the floor with broken mirrors with text embedded in the sand. The island is surrounded by black paper boats like a blockade around the island.

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The Flavour of the Art of Marisol Cavia

For those who missed Marisol´s latest solo exhibition a short video lets you walk around the entire show.. Para los que perdieron la oportunidad de ver la ultima solo exposicion de Marisol en Noja aqui esta un video que les deja ver las instalaciones.. click here to see video

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La Llave de mi Corazon

Palacio Albaicin, Noja, Spain..Julio 2013 Para lo bueno y para lo malo. En el vídeo de esta instalación se pueden ver dos corazones de hielo que poco a poco se derriten hasta dejar la llave que abre ese corazón. En los platos vemos corazones dulces con fotografías de una pareja que durante una performance simbólicamente se comían poco a poco el uno al otro. Click here to see images

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The State of Things

Exhibitted at the Take it or leave it exhibition of the SAL group of artists at the Arthouse Gallery, London. May 2013. Marisol's work often uses elements informed by personal and public issues. In this installation she addresses Euro zone’s financial crisis that has affected so many people in Europe. It is a comment on the countries which appear incapable of either confronting the real events that affect their economies or of putting themselves in a position to correct the economic imbalance and turn the tide of social transformation that is going to be the result of the current crisis. The Pigs are a reference to the major European economies that have been or need rescuing. Click here to see images

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No Me Olvides

NO ME OLVIDES - Palacio Albaicin, Noja, Spain, Julio 2013. De acuerdo con fuentes de las Naciones Unidas actualmente hay en el mundo 150 millones de niños abandonados por diferentes causas. Muchos de estos niños viven en la calle o en casas de acogida. Para hacernos una idea de lo que significa esa cantidad podemos compararlo con el número de habitantes que tiene España (40 millones). En estos últimos años el abandono de niños en Europa ha aumentado por causa de la crisis económica que está sufriendo. La organización de Aldeas Infantiles SOS, informo que en el último año 1.200 niños fueron aban- donados en Grecia y 750 en Italia. En esta instalación un niño abandonado entre la basura navega en un barco construido con 150 juegos del azar hechos de papel llamado como cielo- infierno o juego de adivinanza. No nos olvidemos de todos estos niños que están sufriendo el abandono y hagamos de nuestra parte todo lo que podamos para que el juego de la vida les traiga un buen final.

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Objetos del Pasado

'Objetos del Pasado' or Objects from the Past. This installation formed part of the first event in the series 'Espacios Sensibles' or Sensible Spaces, at the Colegio de Arquitectos in Santander Spain. It was built with the colaboration of Maria Jesús Cueto of the University of Pais Vasco in Bilbao, together with her students and a number of people who donated or lent objects relating to their past. These objects were each suspended in a plastic bag and connected to the earth and the present with a red string. January 2013. Item in Magazine 1FMediaProject

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I Myself at Sala Ruas

Marisol Cavia´s latest exhibition at the Sala Ruas Gallery in Laredo, Spain. Dicen que los ojos son la ventana del alma..They say that the eyes are the window to the soul..

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OXCAHINI by Marisol Cavia at Sianoja Symposium

OXCAHINI - created by Marisol Cavia at Sianoja 2012 symposium held at the Albaicin Palace at Noja, Spain. June 2012. ++++++ Oxígeno, Carbono, Hidrogeno, y Nitrógeno son los materiales más abundantes en el cuerpo humano y en el universo. Las siluetas de las manos realizadas por el hombre primitivo son el testimonio del origen de la pintura. En esta instalación la mano es la protagonista como símbolo del hombre y el objeto como expresión de su voluntad. En cada huella puede verse la individualidad de cada persona y unos hilos de oro emanan de sus dedos simbolizando la energía humana. La energía de todos los individuos unida forma una fuerza incalculable donde todo es posible. ++++++ Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, and Nitrogen are the most abundant materials in the human body and the universe. The prints of hands made by our primitive ancestors are a testament to the origin of painting. In this installation the hand takes a lead as a symbol of mankind and the object attached to the hand is the expression of his will or personality. In each print one can see the individuality of each person and threads project from each of the fingers symbolising the human energy. The combined energy from all the individuals creates a unimaginable force where everything is possible.

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Seres de Luz I and II (Beings of light)

Installation based on the Aura, exhibitted at the Vela Zanetti Gallery, Leon, Spain in November 2011 followed by Sala Ruas, Laredo, Spain in January 2012.

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Marisol at Leeds College of Art and Design

My exhibition at the Leeds College of Art and Design contained some new and some earlier works. The college cafeteria and surrounding gallery space contained several shoes and hats from earlier works, the I-Myself installation, the video from Forgotten Languages, and the blond version of 'Genetic Selection'. The exhibition was curated by Terry Jones and it runs from 21 September to 22 October 2009.

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Seamstress's Nightmare

Seamstress's Nightmare installation consisting of Pincushion with 2500 needles, Touch Me If You Dare Bra, Table, Transparency Chair, Needles, Hats, Shoes & dress, at the Rivington Gallery, part of the Schmatte Couture Exhibition for BenUri Museum, September 2008.

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English Translations

Four different works at this exhibition curated by Marisol, at the Sala Naos, Santander, Spain. ..Forgotten Languages, ..Singing for Freedom, ..Genetic Selection, & Y se Fueron de Paseo. Private View was on the 16th of October 2008. Exhibition runs till end of November 2008.

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Free Words Exhibition

At this exhibition titled 'Free Words', held from 15th to the 31st July 2008, at the Mayfair Library in London, I exhibitted four new pieces which were titled - Singing for Freedom , Nourishment, Feeling is the Prayer, and Prayer in Suspension.

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STRACCI AL VENTO II

Rags in the wind II - The Magic - at Garden Botanical-K.Franzens University Graz September 15th - October 13th 2007

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identidad.es

Here are the pieces I have exhibitted as part of the SAL exhibition identidad.es at the Instuto Cervantes, Eaton Square, London. From 13th to 27th September 2007.

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Talismans from beach objects

Talismans created from found objects on Brighton Beach

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Esquilos Lejanos

An Exhibition featuring sheep bells. The exhibition took place in two stages: The art-object-sheep bells were first carried by sheep on a farm in Zaragoza, Spain for a few days in November/December 2006. Then they (or what remained of them) were recovered and exhibited in the Centro de Historia de Zaragoza alongside documentation of the whole process. Part of TABLAS, a series of exhibitions organized by E-MIGRE and sponsored by the Zaragoza Council. More information at www.s-a-l.co.uk/esquilos/bells.html

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The Key to my Heart

A site specific Installation including melting Ice Hearts, A video of the hearts melting sequence, a table display titled 'Food for Love', and a performance of poetry reading. More information at s-a-l.co.uk/for-better.html

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Arcadia

God is on our side - Lets create Paradise

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Altar to Beslan

Part of the MUDATE Exhibition at the Casa De Cultura of Colindres, Cantabria, Spain. 15 to 31 July 2006

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Relics

This work was inspired by the Catholic belief in relics. The remains of any part of the body or even items of clothing or artefacts that belong to the Saints are believed to retain special powers. This was what I wanted to achieve with my 'Personal Relics'. My desire was to encase these very special moments of my life into reliquaries to keep the feelings alive for ever.

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Chocolate Confessionary

This Installation was based on a play on words, 'Confessionary' being a decoy for confectionary. In fact a space which allowed someone to confess into a tape recorder was the main idea of this piece. The visitors were tempted to participate with the promise of a chocolate at the end of the confession. As a post confession activity the visitor was invited to leave a Chocolate Kiss in a visitors book. The data collected will form the material for a future installation. At Area 10, part of Camberwell Arts Week, June 2003, Peckham, London.

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Infidelity Installation

Infidelity Installation The work consists of an Installation supplemented with a performance, which is a modern day ritual against infidelity. Drawing on a Catholic upbringing for inspiration, the installation contains objects that symbolise union and matrimony. The public will be invited to participate in the ritual, by providing a personal offering. The installation seeks to examine how contemporary attitudes to relationships are evolving, in a non-religious, liberal landscape. Bakfabrik, Changing Channels – Berlin August 2003

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Under the Skin

Research shows that in England one woman out of every nine will get breast cancer. In this installation I have used two sets of nine ceramic bras. In each set eight of the bras have luscious, ripe fruit like colours to represent the healthy breast, and I have used black for the ninth to depict the cancer victim. In the middle of the two sets is what I have called the International Altar. This altar holds objects that inform about the breast cancer and the stories of different sufferers. There are also 'offerings' and the audience is invited to share their experiences by tying their own offerings to the altar. April 2004 Shoreditch Gallery, Hoxton Market, Shoreditch, London

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Homage to 11M

This Installation at the London Brompton Cemetary formed part of the 'All for Love' event curated by Jill Rock. The Homage to 11M consisted of Paper Doves with mirrors that created the flying souls around the Chapel of the Cemetary, and the Personal Relics were displayed on the Altar. (More on personal Relics from the Installations List) All for Love at the Brompton Cemetary London, 1st August 2004 Curated by Jill Rock Part of the London Biennale 2004

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Ragus and Tlas

raguS and tlaS Installation was part of the Neo Dogma Non exhibition curated by Rosemary Lopes, entitled 'Being Human Now'. This installation consisted of two hearts, one made from sugar and the other from salt. Being Human Now Exhibition, Neo Dogma Non 142 Project, 142 Lea Bridge Road, London.

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Undecim

My Installation work ‘Undecim’ explores themes of childhood memories and self-identity. To represent my childhood I have made dresses and shoes. The left shoe represents the reality of life and holds an object of penitence. The right shoe symbolises the fantasy that I used to cope with the reality. The concealed TV Screens are metaphors for my eyes through which you see some of my memories. The Videos show images from the school which I attended as a child, and the Easter processions which still haunt me. The Shoes with the boxes are penitence shoes for sexuality and vanity and each holds objects related to those ‘sinful’ feelings.

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Museum Man

Marisol Cavia's 'The Acrobats' and a 'Font of Knowledge' piece become part of the permanent collection of the MuseumMAN. On the left The MuseumMAN director Adam Nankervis is seen putting up 'The Acrobats'. Museum MAN, Liverpool Biennial 2004.aaa

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Unclaimed Luggage

The Artrageous Group invited hundreds of artists to participate in this event by sending, through the post, their idea of an unclaimed object. My participation conasisted of a wedding dress with a transparent plastic bag with a warning in several languages.

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In Search of Cinderella

Colectiva Exhibition, Dolores de Sierra Gallery Madrid, Spain 2005.

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Hidden Voices

This Installation uses a range of materials, including textiles, ceramics and newspaper, that acts as a shrine to the children who suffer through the hands of mankind and whose voice society never hears. Regine Elliott & Marisol Cavia, Kingsgate Studios, London, 2005.

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London Biennale @ Institute for Contemporary Arts

London Biennale Books London in Six Easy Steps, Anywhere in the World, David Medalla's London, ICA, London, 2005.

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Forgotten Languages (participants)

A hundred participants make up the authorship of my Forgotten Languages piece. I photographed every single one.

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Forgotten Languages

In the last three months I have been asking my friends and family to make a heart from one hundred grams of clay. I recorded the hands of each participant as they modelled their heart, and collected a relic of the moment. London Gallery West, University of Westminster, 2005.

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I myself

Maze Self The Crypt St Pancras Church Euston Road, London, NW1. 6-11 October 2005

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Viva España

A group show with Spanish Artists in London (SAL). 27-29 January 2006 Olympia Exhibition Halls, London

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