As a result of Otelo M. Fabião’s collaboration with lonelyfingers and with the support of Clages, Cologne we have published 36 comments on finds, an extensive conversation between Otelo M. Fabião, Nuno Faria, James G. Campbell, Diango Hernández, Laetitia Laguzet, Anne Pöhlmann and Timotheus Vermeulen.
“In the process of discovering connections between found objects, Otelo combines fragments of different materials from different sources – animal, vegetable and mineral – before concealing them with rubber, leather or textile. Such can seem almost like the medieval practice of enshrining relics but rather, in Otelo’s own words, it is the creation of “time-capsules”, with their contents placed beyond touch – only to be guessed at. These Instruments of quasi-null consequence can certainly seem frightening, although some to me are lyrical in appearance. The unknown (disguised) nature of their contents is disturbing – if less immediately so to one who has witnessed parts of the process: the search, the recovery, the accumulation, the selection and the interventions, until (although never finished) an end is reached. This end can be sensed, however, when Otelo has invested each work with its own particular energy – a process that can involve diverse forms of treatment and/or ceremony.” James Graham-Campbell
36 Comments on Finds
Published on the occasion of
Instruments of quasi-null consequence
Otelo M. Fabião
at Clages, Cologne. March 2014
Otelo M. Fabião
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© Otelo M. Fabião 2014
© lonelyfingers 2014
© Clages 2014
Otelo M. Fabião, Marietta Clages, Robert Danch, Nuno Faria, Timotheus Vermeulen, James Graham-Campbell, Laetitia Laguzet.