The work of Alba García i Allué (1997, Barcelona, ES) emerges as a response to the contemporary need to give a new meaning to being-in-the-world. Starting from the idea that the environmental crisis is largely a cultural problem, she explores the physical boundaries of the body marked by the discourse and narratives that identify difference and otherness. In her artistic production, Alba challenges the classical Western notion of the self and seeks to re-locate it through storytelling, material experimentation, and performance. Several visual and sound installations formalise her research, in which bodies are shown as vulnerable, plural, mutable, interconnected, and dependent on others, in contrast to the hierarchical image of the human as the standard measure of everything else. In her work, the body acts as a medium, a meeting place, a nexus, a vehicle of experience, a habitat, a speaker, a creator of worlds, and a fiction.

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