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Lara Favaretto, Momentary Monument IV (Kassel), 2012, four hundred tons of scrap metal, concrete, found objects. Installation view, Documenta 13, Kassel.

Lara Favaretto

Lara Favaretto, Momentary Monument IV (Kassel), 2012, four hundred tons of scrap metal, concrete, found objects. Installation view, Documenta 13, Kassel.

THE FORMAT OF MY WORK is contingent on an artistic language that, in a state of objective randomness within the archive, investigates the space between destruction and reconstruction, collapse and recovery.

The work’s support paradoxically draws on the weak point of its material. By doing so, it reveals the artwork’s vulnerability as an object that can alternate between states of hypermodernity and primitivism or shift from test case to relic over time—a transitory monument, an apparition that will eventually entirely disappear, unconscious and fluid.

The support is an anonymous form in a state of indifference, resignation, and isolation. As such, it is similar to an archaeological find unearthed in a postapocalyptic era. It acts through subtraction, creating a space of perplexity that may be archived, reformatted, and structured to create new content.

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