Marta Rocha, Portugal
"Starting with the erosion of a delocalized relational practice I want to explore the idea of a cartography that draws itself through individual narratives."
17th to 22nd of October 2011 . permanent
Transforma, Praça do Município, Torres Vedras
Through a kind of personal cartography of a place, several intersections of a private life with the public space are covered. We let ourselves be transported into that incorporeal space, the one that is revealed through this delocalized narrative. The fabric is brought, from the private sphere, and we allow these hands to tell a story, one that transports the relationship between someone and a place of one life, their Place. These are registries of a relational practice under a specific context, representing fragments of a survey of a place laden with memories, fictions, of the time shared with someone special. The performative dimension of these hands allows us to imagine, dream and think. The intimate scale and the sense of sharing meet in this place that opens itself towards the city through this open narrative. This moment aims at triggering new histories, new ways of looking and thinking about the place: because people create places.
Marta Rocha (Porto, 1983) studied at Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto, were she obtained a degree in Architecture. She also studied at Universitá Degli Studi di Ferrara during one year, developing different urban intervention projects.
She has been working as an architect since 2006, developing in parallel other projects that explore the crossing between art and architecture. Currently she is attending the Master of Art and Design for the Public Space at FBAUP, were she is developing a research project analysing forms of intervention in urban landscape through contemporary artistic practices as a way of thinking about the new urban territories.