Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain


Flower arrangement (3=c, 25y, 3=c, 12=l, e=5)
Variable dimensions
Eu 7.000 (excluding VAT)

Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain
Born in 1974 and 1973, Caxias do Sul, Brazil
Live and work in Paris

Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain adopt language as the subject and object of their work. A poetics that presents the world seen from its own codes of perception and understanding. Their largely conceptual works employ the use of sound, graphics, text, video, and other traditional art mediums within their installations. They represent a rigorous use of formalism and a refined use of visual and written poetry.

Their work reflects their joint fascination with the human ability to contemplate the world around them and beyond. Imbued with scientific, mathematical and literary references, their work applies themes of time, space, memory and the infinite beyond.

Cycle was part of a performance with a comprehensive staging environment in which several related works came together under the title Two Voices. The project constituted a framework within Tlön Projects' Satellite Programme.

Cycle is a new work in the series Vanitas (2017 – present day) which features words that reference the passing of time written using a notational system in which every letter of the alphabet is indicated by a particular number of flowers in a vase. A vase with one flower equals the Letter A, a vase with two flowers B, etc. Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain used the word ‘cycle’ that is spelled the same way in both English and French as their point of departure and as a meta commentary on the entirety of their works.