This publication is a continuation of Gabriel Sierra's site-specific installation project at the Renaissance Society in 2015. The book expands on and further examines the topics and ideas of the exhibition, that of the relation between the body and its spatio-temporal framework.
Sierra is intrigued by the language of the spaces in which we live, work, and think. His practice employs a variety of techniques—from sculpture and spatial interventions to performance and texts—to examine how the human body functions in relation to its environment. The Bogotá-based artist's first solo show in the United States at the Renaissance Society consisted of a group of constructions to stand in, walk over, or lie down in, and relating abstractly to the idea of inhabiting different moments of space and time. The title of the exhibition changed every hour to frame the specific moment in which the visitor experienced the work:
10:00 am: Monday Impressions.
11:00 am: How the Outside Leaks into the Room.
12:00 pm: Smells Like 100 Years Old.
1:00 pm: The Room Is in My Eye. The Space under My Body.
2:00 pm: In the Meantime, (This Place Will Be Empty after 5:00 pm).
3:00 pm: An Actual Location for This Moment.
4:00 pm: Few Will Leave Their Place to Come Here for Some Minutes.
5:00 pm: Did You Know Who Built Your House?
Published following the artist's exhibition at The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, from May 3 to June 28, 2015.
Born 1975 in San Juan Nepomuceno (Colombia), Gabriel Sierra lives and works in Bogota.