João Modé’s practice operates through an ethic of affection towards the objects or the environment with which the artist establishes a relationship. The subtle impact of his installations is given by an internal dynamics between these “bodies” that implies an act of horizontal exchange between them: the artist selects the objects but the objects also choose him; Modé observes the space, which reacts back and determines the actions to be undertaken in his projects. [Daniela Castro]
I’ve been working in a very experimental work since de mid 80’s. My work involves put sound for a forest [For the silence of the plants], spread essences on the streets of Rio de Janeiro [Essence], making nets with hundreds of persons [NET Project]. Since 2013 I’ve been developing a group of works that I call “Construtivo [Paninho]’. Using sewing and embroidery, I appropriate kitchen towels, sheets and cloths of daily use to build works in homage to the geometric/abstract tradition of Brazilian art. A kind of 'constructive-affective'.
My project at Atelier Mondial is a research on Constructivism in Switzerland not only in modernist art but also in architecture and graphic design.
Atelier Mondial Freilager-Platz 9 4142 Münchenstein
Origin: Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
Destination: Basel, Schweiz
Time period: 02.05.2023 - 31.07.2023
Programme type: Visual Arts
Grant type: Studio