TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE
in Art & Science
27-29 September 2023, Malta Society of Arts, Valletta
All the things you wish you did, or wish you didn’t. All the things you can’t forget, because you haven’t had the time to give it proper attention. Maybe it’s your body, the ways it fails you. Maybe it’s your brain, the ways it tricks you. Maybe it’s the things you didn’t say to someone that’s no longer around. Maybe it’s that one time you let down someone very important. Maybe it’s the people you keep prisoner. The grudges you won’t let go. The little things you’ve incorporated into your personality, good or bad. Habits. Vices. Guilty pleasures. Things your ashamed of. That one time someone you loved made you feel terrible and didn’t even know it, but you never stopped feeling hurt by it. These beautiful, delicate pieces. Constantly rolling around to front from the back of the mind. Keeping you awake and out of focus. “My Marbles" represents a profound exploration by artist, Alexandra Isabel Lechin, whose creative process unveils a mesmerizing interplay of repetitive tasks, therapeutic resonance, and an enchanting inclination towards escapism. My Marbles is an interactive sculpture that provides a meditation invitation into silence, to remove yourself from the character you have created. This piece stands as an awe-inspiring testament to the power of art to transmute personal struggles into universal narratives. Join us as we traverse the labyrinth of the human psyche, embracing the beauty and complexity that lies within the profound act of collecting one's marbles.
Alexandra is a Venezuelan-American interdisciplinary artist and organizer. Currently getting a dual master at the university of Houston with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice and Emerging Forms and a Masters in Arts Leadership. She founded The Happening, a monthly experimental performance art showcase as part of the conservation effort of the folk Orange Show Monument in Houston, Texas. In her personal work she researches phenomenologies of perception, repetition and meditation through kinetic sculpture, sound, and dance as a means to heal.