soft . lipid . love is an installation by Catalina Barroso-Luque, exploring the permeable boundaries between self-self, self-other, self-object and self-technology.
The installation incorporates a pink gallery and a series of silicon organs, endowed with a syrupy oral pulse, to which the audience can connect onto. The organs’ internal recursive throbbing plays with how synthetic feminized bodies are both productive and reproductive.
Catalina Barroso-Luque is a Glasgow based Mexican artist. Her work probes into how text and technology traverse her body and that of those around her. This entails experimenting with the voice’s psychosomatic tones within writing and audio recording, and through the construction of sculptural objects and installations that establish a direct corporeal and spatial correspondence with the viewer/listener.
Catalina holds an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art and Fine Arts BA from Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design. She was the 2016 Graduate Fellow at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios, and the 2013 Artist resident at Artspace New Haven (CT. USA). Recent projects include: Salon ACME (Mexico City, 2018); Dry Rotting Bodies, Civic Room (Glasgow, 2017); A Loving Aneurysm, Glasgow Woman’s Library (Glasgow, 2017); Fictional Matters, Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow, UK. 2016); Look Aboot Ye! Stirling Castle (Stirling, 2015). Catalina is also a member of Market Gallery’s Programming Committee and an Invisible Knowledge research member at the Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow).
Rachel Still (Voice-over):
Rachel recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Acting for Stage and Screen from Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret University. Previous works include The Importance of Being Earnest, How I learned to Drive, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, preformed in the Edinburgh Botanic Gardens and Now’s the Hour, performed at the Fringe Festival 2014. Rachel was part of The Tin Forest street theatre project with the National Theatre of Scotland. In 2017 she played ‘Sophie,’ in her theatre company, Lone Light Theatre, debut performance at the Edinburgh Fringe with their show 100, by The Imaginary Body.