Consuelo Tupper in /digital room/
Note by Guest Juror Dorothy Santos
To those that know me well, they know my predilection and fascination with instructional material and “useful” media. When I first saw Tupper’s work, I couldn’t help but want to implement the lexicon and iconography she provides to her reader. The annotations and instructions, such as “an idea turned into a bad idea” or “essential word, don’t forget,” have turned standards of copy editing and writing into a whimsical and intriguing interaction with language. As a writer, her work resonates so deeply that I wanted to expand upon and respond to these marks and engage in a type of meta practice with Tupper herself. Notebook Manual becomes a vernacular, a code, a codex, and a fascinating and exciting way to think about language in our contemporary moment and beyond.
1992- Santiago, Chile.
Graduated from Visual Art (2014) and Film Theory (2015) at Universidad Católica de Chile. Currently, she studies a Master in Latin American Art, Thinking and Culture in the Institute of Advanced Studies – USACH.
Since 2012, she works between the limits of social engaged art and literature. Her creative process is centered in discovering and inventing connection points between banality and significance through direct interaction with people from outside de art environment. Using the codes that determine daily life in a specific context, her work offers different stimulus aimed to create stories that range between reality and fiction in order to give meaning to the little actions, paths and thoughts present in everyday routine.
She has exhibited her work in Chile and Spain through group shows (Arte Joven Contemporáneo; Chile, 2014), bi-personal projects (Bitácora; Chile, 2015) and solo exhibitions (Por ahí me suena; Chile, 2015. Contraseña; Barcelona, 2016). On January of 2016, she received the Creation scholarship of the Department of Cultural Matters of Chile to carry out the project Password in Barcelona, experience that allowed her to open her work to new artistic, social and cultural conditions which she currently integrate in collective works.