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VALERIA MONTTI COLQUE
The Lonesome Dreamer
08.02. - 07.04.2019
In her artistic explorations established structures, are challenged both conceptually and visually.
She creates images that represent human characteristics, virtues and conceptions. In her imagery we encounter characters from all belief systems and worlds of ideas; gods, mythological figures, heroes and magical spirits, embodiments of human beliefs and hopes for a meaning of our existence.
In the Lonesome Folk tales are woven together with aspects from religion, pop culture meets art history, and furthermore, aspects of caring confront violence. Since the late 90s, Valeria Montti has been working on the topics that are currently an active part of the political landscape and discussion in Sweden. Marginalization, exclusion, frustration, and strategies to give a human life strength. All of this gives birth to a vibrant and strange universe seen in the video installation. Here, the dreamer becomes the warrior and the warrior becomes the dreamer. Dreamer
Valeria’s art is an expanding power that can not be contained by art spaces. It may start there, but it will soon push forward. Out into the street. Into society. Saturday the 9th of March Valeria will perform one of her performances live together with local performers from the Grieg Akademiet and Kunstakademiet – Institutt for Samtidskunst.
Valeria Montti Colque (b. 1978, Sweden) is a Swedish artist with roots from Chile. She lives and works in Stockholm. She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts at Stockholm Arts Academy, and she has participated in both solo and group exhibitions, and performances, around the Nordic countries and South America.
Curated by Gitte Sætre.
The little dreamer comes walking
He is handsome
A well-dressed man
Sits down and fish
One night without stars in loneliness
He fishes dreams
High in the sky
A large white cloud of birds
Every human being is a universe
His body is his planet
He sees the other planets but they don't see him
Just a black dark wild cloud they see
The mountain stands motionless
The dreamer walks around on his planet
Around and around
How should they ever see him
The planet is hard as stone
A black dark cloud embraces him
As if a monster is carrying him
Or is it his shadow
Or A mother who rocks her child
The only one who sees him is the night
The night is singing for him
Her voice caresses him tenderly
He falls in love with the night
There is a dream!
Lays down at the foot of the mountain
On his bed of suitcases
Feeling the drops of rain in the face
Ready to travel
Crossing galaxies and the universe
Ready to dream
The mountain is watering him
One day he will be a beautiful flower
The mountain is pushing him in his journey
The sun wakes up
The mountain is playing with the sun in the sky
It smells good
In the horizon cloud branches
Suddenly there, the dream sparkles
Rays shine from a cloud
Seeds grow from darkness
The most beautiful rose
March 9th. 1 to 2 PM
Researcher Bjarte Hannisdal from Centre for Geobiology, Department of Earth Science will worm up with a spectacular talk before we are thrown into the colorful and dreamlike universe of Valeria Montti Colque. In the performance, 'Cloudforest' you will meet the Dark Wild Cloud played by the artist her self and The Night will be played by the singer Silje Mørch and The Owl will be represented by Diltumar Ehet on violin, both from the Grieg Academy. In the performance, two mountains will appear and the mountains are played by the dancer David Alræk and the artstudent Matias Grøttum. The Flower is represented by the dancer Yohei Hamada and the flower is played by the artist Tanya Varbanova. Don't miss this chance to see a live performance by Valeria Montti Colque.
Life will not be the same ever after.