Exhibitions Claudia Claremi
September 6 - October 4, 2023 Project Space Studio
- La memoria de las frutas (diáspora). © Claudia Claremi. Courtesy of the artist.
Project Space Residency
Open Studio: September 21, 6pm
Claudia Claremi uses film to explore collective experiences, memories, and shared imaginaries. Her work is focused on activating the unconscious mind and revealing the structures of Western modernity. By creating experiential spaces and utilizing participatory processes, films become powerful tools for addressing issues such as embodiment, memory, diaspora, and coloniality. Her films create physical and sensory experiences for the viewer, and her approach to moving images is multidisciplinary, including video, analogue film, installation, photography, archive, or text.
By exploring sensorial and experimental languages and combining video, analogue film, installation, photography, archive and text, my projects address issues such as embodiment, memory, diaspora, and coloniality. I am interested in generating experiential spaces and participatory processes which activate the unconscious, as devices in which the structures of Western modernity become evident. Through multiple approaches to moving images, my work delves into the subjective level of collective experiences, exploring popular imaginaries, shared memories and non- rational forms of knowledge. Operating between the collective and the personal, very often, projects begin approaching a specific context where I activate a conversation with those who later become participants.
Claudia Claremi. (Madrid, 1986)
Spanish-Cuban visual artist and filmmaker. Graduated in Documentary Film from the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba) and in Fine Arts from University of the Arts London (UK) and the Instituto Superior de Arte de La Habana (Cuba), she has also obtained art awards and grants such as XXI Generación 2021, XXXI Circuitos, Matadero CREA and NOEXPO (Reina Sofía Museum). Her work has been exhibited in galleries as well as shown at film festivals such as Ann Arbor, Raindance, Ji.hlava, FIC Guadalajara, Oberhausen or the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin.
VSW Project Space Residencies are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature, Monroe County, and Joy of Giving Something.