Nº5 de serie Patio de Luz | Francisca Aninat

 

Nº5 is an artists’ book from the series Patio de Luz by the Chilean artist Francisca Aninat.

Patio de Luz, is a collection of oral narratives about the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santiago, using chronicles as the texts of a series of 14 books. The images are taken from the waiting rooms, and of the hospital staff, including the Director of the hospital, a porter, a geriatrician and a nurse, who between them generate the multiple voices and perspectives of the book. For example the book Cascabeles (“Rattles”) tells the story of Manuel, a taxiboy who prostitutes himself in order to support his brother. The story is narrated by the doctor who explains how Manuel, in a desperate act of love, drank brake fluid. The story is illustrated with images suggesting what happened. The ink used for the sketches is difficult to manipulate meaning mistakes are easily made and accidents happen. So the relationship established between the image and the texts is one of openness and sincerity; the reader of the pages possibly realizes that there is no fixed destination, no ending. This series of books, The Pale Boy, The Military Coup, or The Book of Tunnels, among others, alternate chronicles with images to counter and question the institution’s official written history.

 

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Weight3 kg
Dimensions30 × 40 × 2 cm
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About the author

About the author

Francisca Aninat (Santiago, Chile. 1979) BA in Art History from the University of Maryland; BA in Fine Arts from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and MA in Fine Arts from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (London). She lives and works in Chile, where she teaches at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. Exhibitions include in London, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia and Puerto Rico. She recently exhibited a major installation in the buildings of the historic San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santiago, the first hospital to be established in Chile.Recientemente Aninat ha desarrollando diferentes series de Libros de Pintura, donde se encuentran escritos que conviven con imágenes realizadas por otros, que dan señales o indicios de historias, como si fuesen reconstituciones de distintas escenas. El proyecto Patio de Luz, recopila historias orales del Hospital San Juan de Dios en Santiago, retratando mediante crónicas, una serie de 14 libros. Las imágenes provienen de
salas de espera y de los mismos funcionarios desde donde ha recogido dichas historias; la artista propone trabajar con una tinta difícil de manipular que induce al error y por lo mismo al accidente. De esta manera se constituye un libro de apariciones, el niño pálido, otro, el golpe militar, o libro de los túneles, y así sucesivamente. Esta serie de libros, que alterna la crónica con la imagen, se contrapone con la historia oficial de esta institución, poniendo en cuestión la historia escrita.

Otro proyecto reciente son sus Libros de Ausencia que hacen referencia a aquellos encuentros que
sucedieron y que ya no están, así como a quienes concibieron las imágenes, que difícilmente conoceremos.
Los libros, Serpientes luminosas, El canal, Un horno encendido, o Abedules Blancos revelan dibujos sin
terminar, no hay un trazo seguro, cerrado, propio del dibujante. Más bien, como en las obras de Aninat, una
apertura hacia la intimidad donde tanto el participante como el espectador encuentran en el dar vuelta de las
páginas, sus propias lecturas en los fragmentos de escrituras de sus páginas que recuerdan aquellas voces e
historias que circulaban en dichos encuentros efímeros.

Nº5 is an artists’ book from the series Patio de Luz by the Chilean artist Francisca Aninat.

Patio de Luz, is a collection of oral narratives about the San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santiago, using chronicles as the texts of a series of 14 books. The images are taken from the waiting rooms, and of the hospital staff, including the Director of the hospital, a porter, a geriatrician and a nurse, who between them generate the multiple voices and perspectives of the book. For example the book Cascabeles (“Rattles”) tells the story of Manuel, a taxiboy who prostitutes himself in order to support his brother. The story is narrated by the doctor who explains how Manuel, in a desperate act of love, drank brake fluid. The story is illustrated with images suggesting what happened. The ink used for the sketches is difficult to manipulate meaning mistakes are easily made and accidents happen. So the relationship established between the image and the texts is one of openness and sincerity; the reader of the pages possibly realizes that there is no fixed destination, no ending. This series of books, The Pale Boy, The Military Coup, or The Book of Tunnels, among others, alternate chronicles with images to counter and question the institution’s official written history.

Technical Specifications

Author: Francisca Aninat

Techniques: mixed technique (paint on fabric) on book.

Format: fabric book. Paint application by hand.

Publisher: self-publication

Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 2 cm

Print run: one of a kind

Language: spanish

Collections: La respiración, 2016, colección privada.

Year of publication: 2016

 

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