By Indirections Find Directions Out seek to point out temporal and geographical juxtapositions; experiences of anachronism, moments of synchronicity. It alludes to the changes and alterations of the messages that art contains, stores and transmit to us: how they travel and transform through time.

In the context of the mountainous Echigo-Tsumari region of Japan, the work of Julia Varela Mehr Fantasie raises questions about electronic waste and its impact in the environment. Electronic waste such as plasma screens have been reduced into dust. These irrelevant devises have transformed from being virtual lenses of reality into physical matter, into ashes. The ashes are incorporated in the body of the creatures the artist portraits in the film. Her work refers to the complex relationship of humans and technology, the intermittent border that exists in the physical body and the virtual world. It alludes to nature, to evolution but also to regression, and the transferals of energy that exist in the intangibility of the virtual world, in matter and in contemporary architecture and art.

Curator Paula Lopez Zambrano
Supported by Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Mexican Embassy of Japan
por lo que no se vive
01'26'' Valle de Alcudia Castilla La Mancha, Spain 2016 - 21
Installation serie I Variable dimensions Pulverised plasma TV Screens series 2017 - 2021
Centro de Arte Condeduque Madrid
Performance and documentary film 08'37'' Participants: Actor and professional fighter Stuart Booth & Seyit Bozdag Duration of the performance: 02:00:00 {Rehearsal 01:56:00 - Show 00:04:00} Court Room, QHS Wellington (Victoria Embankment, London) 08 - 2015
¨el sol y la muerte no se pueden mirar fijamente¨
serie I, 50 superficies sobre pared. 2020/21
series I folded Tv plasma screens, 2015 Royal College of Art, London UK developed thanks to 2015 CAC Special Projects Award. The Trustees of Chelsea Arts Club Trust, London, GB.
Three sheets of polystyrene
polystyrene, dirt, red paint. 50m2, PS1 Sculpture Building Royal College of Art, London 2014 The installation is formed by three found sheets of foam that rotate 360 degrees, at different speeds and direction in the room
This document is part of a video clip found via a media channel on the internet. The footage shows how cinema screens were built in the streets of the city of Mosul Iraq to encourage Iraqi citizens to gather and watch oppressive propaganda. Film dated in February 2015. Duration 2’38’’ Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, London 2015
series I Pinsent Masons LLP London, UK Curated by InSitu, an independent art consultancy founded by Maggie O'Regan
(Compulsió) Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona July - September, 2021
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