Teresa Vida Sánchez / Berlin – Córdoba
Könnten Sie mit Farbe und Form Gropiusstadt beschreiben? / Could You describe Gropiusstadt with colour and form?
“Life” is a word close to me not only in my name, also in what I consider what is my live: art. In my opinion, art is the representation of life. Like the live of a person, art is a process, an amazing journey to experiment, to enjoy and to learn.
I stayed in the apartment in Gropiusstadt as artist in residence and I reflected during this stay how it is to live there. Personally I felt that it was a kind of making poetry: it was nice and short. But for me it was also important to observe what was outside of this apartment and to act in public spaces directly with the passers-buy.
However, what I’ve discovered in my art intervention is the intention to get art close to people’s life directly in their public and daily spaces. Art requires a context. And the context of the place is something that I’ve tried to care actually in my intervention. Another relevant concept which I introduced on this work was the concept of painting in public space. It was possible to create real situations using painting techniques in public spaces and I could call this phenomenon public painting.
In one day performance in Gropiusstadt I was asking the people to paint the form and colour which describe this area where they live.
For some of them, the area was a yellow spiral which grows up and up, for others, the own house, the place where they are living. On that day, I saw a lot of different people who saw different colours and different forms. What makes a place like Gropiusstadt really different? For me, after my stay there, I could describe it as a piece of art with an abstract square form on grey colour with red, green and yellow points on it.
Could you also describe it?