Batería (Battery) is composed of a selection of notes Gabriel Sierra jotted down from 2007 to 2011, part of a larger as yet unpublished collection that will be released during the course of 2013. Presented in coordination with his exhibition Thus Far in the spaces of Peep-Hole, the text completes the show, because the reflections contained in the former lay the theoretical groundwork for the latter.
The reflection on time and space that prompt the text come, in fact, from visions that can also be very concrete, that transform the habitual perception of a day or a life, a room or a universe. For the artist, the written word thus becomes the possibility of concrete formulation of a utopia, the crystallization of the ideas that accompany its gestation.
“My notes are very important, on my work everything come from those notes. I have a lot of notebooks, probably one for each month of the year, so normally I look at them when I need ideas or when I try to understand how to figure out a concept or a situation. I call them ‘Battery’ because they are a kind of energy: words and drawings sometimes work as a battery to record and recharge the process of thinking, or to look back in time.”