Rosa Tharrats

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Rosa Tharrats mainly works with textiles. Her exploration is based on the premise that objects whether natural or artificial own an unexplored subjectiveness and can establish an organic relationship with us. She likes to think of matter as an identity of soul and vibration. Often she find herself creating through the interaction between the mineral, the vegetable and the industrial realms. Other recurring themes in her work are transformation, symbiosis, process, compiling, grass roots, the junction of microscopic and macroscopic life, the visible and the invisible, research of the subtle balance between materials, the contrast between that which is vaporous and that which is wild.The majority of materials she works with comes from her family archives or from an archive she has put together through time collecting fabrics, garments,wardrobes and other objects. The archive is an ongoing process that studies and acquires layers of meaning as time goes. Her goal is to create sensorial narrations with layers of meaning through an interdisciplinary method that embraces fashion and visual arts.

  • Akaal, Uluru and Selene installation view at MACBA, Barcelona, 2022.
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2020. Video, sound, 12:12 loop.

Filmed for the most part in Cap de Creus (Cadaqués) and following the inspiration of Llull's Book of Wonders, specifically the Book of Beasts, the piece investigates issues such as anthropomorphism and the relationship between the animal (human and non-human), the vegetable and mineral. There is an element of dissociation between species (mineral-vegetable-animal), a fluidity represented by the constant presence of water, which unites all the transformations. Animals behave like plants, humans like beasts (or like stones; breathing like a stone).

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