Friday 20 October 2023

Alertism - María Celina Val

Welcome to the Alertism exhibition, featuring artistic and literary works that were inspired by the Emergency Alert test message that was sent to people with a mobile device on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.

María Celina Val is one of those exciting creative minds that we have been eager to work with since she first performed at the European Poetry Festival in 2020 and subsequently for Saatchi Lates, at the Saatchi Gallery. It was a defining year for María Celina, with the release of two excellent publications Children draw fivelfold stars, and Myth & Metamorphosis (Penteract Press). Here she gives us a glimpse of a world where communication is both art and constellation. Our First Responder is Terence Collie, the jazz pianist, composer and creative force in his own right. Read his thoughts below.

Maria Celina Val - Starlike Thoughts

First Responder: Terence Collie



What is happening?

Patterns but no pattern 

Precision in the randomness

Maria Celina is an artist, architect, visual poet, contemporary dancer and performer who explores how language shapes and creates atmospheres, worlds and realities through the typographic effect of fonts made of geometric figures and abstractions.
Maria intertwines art, typography design, space, geometry, language, dance and architecture, when creating compositions with her letters.
She investigates letters as particles, atoms, symbols, glyphs, and/or as objects. Letters as events that embody potential movement or contain energy. Letters as mass, air, music and/or sound that are meant to be listened with the eyes and that could be related to kinetic art and cosmic energies, interweaving notions of energy, matter and language.

Terence Collie is a musician, composer and educator and also a director of Mood Indigo Events, a jazz promoter/agency. He has just released his new quartet album 384,400. The album features roaring virtuoso Italian saxophonist Roberto Manzin, the hard swinging UK based American drummer Ted Carrasco and British bass player and Guildhall graduate with impeccable time and feel, Nick Lenner-Webster.

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