Five Feet High and Rising, 2017

Mario García Torres
Five Feet High and Rising, 2017
Mixed media installation
Dimensions variable
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of Jan Mot, Brussels; josegarcia, mx, México City/Mérida; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo and the artist

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Mario García Torres examines processes of re-enactment and restaging in his interrogations of singular authorship, presence and responsibility. Many of his works emerge from seemingly uncanny coincidences, which question notions of uniqueness and suggest the confluence of enduring and undifferentiated engagement.

Five Feet High and Rising is an SB13-commissioned project in the form of a museographic essay. It conceives the longing and compulsion for rivers as a space of encounter amongst different cultures and subjectivities. The wide range of elements in the installation narrate a somewhat esoteric cultural history of rivers that charts and merges different stories of movement, migration and fragmentation, while drifting through a combination of literature, images and music that make reference to small and large waterways.

As part of the SB13 opening week programme, García Torres presents a DJ lecture as a personal narrative that disrupts and navigates chronological time and directs the overflows of these disparate rivers together into a new performative stream.

This project was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.

Five Feet High and Rising

Mario García Torres
2017

Detail view
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of Jan Mot, Brussels; josegarcia, mx, México City/Mérida; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo and the artist

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Mario García Torres
2017

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Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of Jan Mot, Brussels; josegarcia, mx, México City/Mérida; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo and the artist

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Mario García Torres
2017

Installation view
Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation
Courtesy of Jan Mot, Brussels; josegarcia, mx, México City/Mérida; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo and the artist

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Mario García Torres’s practice covers a combination of film, photography and sound to expose history and manufactured nature.