ExhibitionPart of WE ARE TIME
You Had No Ninth of May!
Various Materials, Dimensions Variable, 2008
The work of Julieta Aranda challenges conventional notions of temporal experience, proposing alternatives to the rigidity with which time is conceived and measured. The primary source of inspiration for this installation is the International Date Line (IDL), an imaginary line on the globe that separates two consecutive calendar days, establishing the boundary between today and tomorrow. Although the precise location of IDL is not fixed by any international agreement, it is commonly identified as being 180° longitude from the Greenwich Meridian. The line crosses the Kiribati archipelago in the South Pacific, causing an aberration in our assumed space-time continuum.
Julieta Aranda― Artist
Julieta Aranda (1975, Mexico city, Mexico) received her MFA in 2006 from Columbia university in New York and her bFa on filmmaking from the School of visual arts, New York in 2001. Within her multimedia oeuvre, she has frequently focused on the dissemination of information and the agency of the individual in contemporary society, reinventing existing systems of commerce and circulation to generate “alternative transactions of cultural capital”. her work has been exhibited internationally in venues such as the Kitchen, New York; 10th Lyon Biennial; Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; Transmediale08, Berlin; 2nd Moscow biennial, 2007; Redcat, los Angeles; and many others.