rûaḥ: (female Hebrew onomatopoetic expression that mimics the sound of the wind or a breath).
In an oscillation of waves between tension and release, Aumedes portrays the moment of letting go after an intense experience, exploring the state of "calmness after the storm".
She uses a bed as a metaphoric space of encounter for birth and death, pain and pleasure, a place where life can often start and end. This "silent space" works in juxtaposition to the memories and sounds it is connected to.
In a cycle without a beginning or an end, rûaḥ reflects upon primal feelings of the human condition.
Gothenburg (SE) // Röda Sten / Prosperos Slott // Nov. 2014
Malmö (SE) // Paladium / Future Legends // Feb. 2015
Stockholm (SE) // Studio44 / Stockholm Fringe Festival // Sep. 2015
Salvador da Bahia (BR) // Goethe Institut / Aus welchem Holz bist du geschnitzt (in collaboration with Adolphe Binder) // Dec. 2016
Audiovisual Installation by and with Meritxell Aumedes
Read a Future Legends interview to Meritxell Aumedes here
"This work seems to reveal unconventional aesthetics in the way it deconstructs and assembles memories in a collective imagery, to draw the viewer into a process of self-reflection."
Dario Rutigliano and Melissa C. Hilborn, ART Habens
"Simplicity with great power."
Paula Lindblom, Blogger artist