Batismo, or Baptism in English, is the title of the artwork I’ve chosen for the 11 Years aquabitArt online group exhibition. It comes in two parts - the artwork itself and a video art performance entailing the process of the painting in a river in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is a Chinese ink on paper painted on top of a stone slime in a stream of cold water.
The reason for my selection is that it refers to the gallery and its name aquabitArt. "Aqua" stands for the basic element in nature and "Bit" - for the basic element in artificial intelligence. My whole body of work relates to the gallery, but especially with this piece the reference lies in the process of creation. I decided to work with water (Aqua) to play with its flowing and liberating characteristics, as opposed to the human obsession to control. And for me the control lies in the "Bit".
Happy 11th anniversary to aquabitArt gallery!