Novela, 2016

View of the performance at gallery Travesía Cuatro, Madrid,  2016

Gabriel Rosas Alemán continues exploring both written and oral processes of communication and the transmission of messages intelligible to a wide audience. To this end he has come up with a new alphabet of signs that behave like open constructions which can be assembled, structured and arranged without regards to semantic restrictions. In these signs, which are composed of various forms that can be divided into material effects and tangible presences, the lack of a given meaning to interpret them translates into objective consequences and a broad diversity of speculations.

 

Novela is the story of a word that expresses everything, and that comes from a synthesis of the sound spectrum that human beings have configured and divided into units of meaning, represented by the visual elements composed by the signs of the alphabet, which constitute the basic units for building this new word. Analyzing this word means recognizing the human voice as a resource to be materialized, to occupy and transform spaces, to be used as a tool by interpreters and, in consequence, by all individuals.

 

Novela contains fragmentary events derived from the construction of this word: dialogues, sentences, conversations, narrations, memories. It is a story of how signs call for a certain degree of embodiment; it is an account of how words reject meaning because they are jealous of the things they represent. Slipping from referentiality to representation, from denotation to connotation, it ends up as a statement transformed into material construction.

Installation view of Novela at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid,  2016

Todos los objetos en transformación, 2016

Porcelain and wood shelf

Installation view of Novela at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid,  2016

Artículo indefinido: Unas,  2016

Ink on canvas

Artículo indefinido: Un,  2016

Ink on canvas

Algunas palabras vitales,  2016

Ink on canvas

Novela, 2016

Documentation of the performance at gallery Travesía Cuatro, Madrid,  2016

© Gabriel Rosas Alemán, 2020