Sweet edge

GALLERY 206

IMG Ernesto Neto Borda Doce 03

An edge can be understood as the delimitation of things, an interruption between one body and the next. Yet an edge is not an immobile boundary but a permeable line: edges are precisely where life is found, where the organicity of bodies converges. The edges entail their own dissolution and put all things in touch with each other, making communication possible. They connect everything.

In the depths of the forest, under the lights and shadows that filter in through the trees, in the infinite shades of green, the boundaries of things, the edges, practically merge. The artist thus "constructs" his own forest here, one in which a nylon horizon filters the light. In some areas, the nylon droops with the weight of the spices inside it.,

As beings that inhabit this forest, Copulony (Copulônia, 2013), Lipzoids (2013), and The Ovaloid's Meeting, (1998) share this space meant for contemplation.

“My work aims to create a continuous connection between body and landscape. Our body is a landscape. I understand my body as a landscape. We are made of three trillion cells, plus one quadrillion cells, mostly bacteria, that we need to be able to live with”. Neto underscores the need of the other to live, to survive—the importance of coexistence.

The arrangement of the elements in the gallery is also a reference to the Huni Kuin people, a shamanic tribe living in northern Brazil. The Huni Kuin draw on ancestral knowledge to perform rituals that connect them directly with nature. In this space, you can also see sacredFire burnedDrawing (FogoSagrado desenhoQueimado, 2013), made up of some 100 candles which will be lit every day, one by one. When all the candles have burned down, they will make a drawing which will be part of the installati