Àngels Ribé

Barcelona, Spain, 1943
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    Unique work
  • Media description: 
    Video projection (16 mm film transferred to video: Digital Betacam and DVD)
  • Duration: 
    3 min.
  • Colour: 
    Black and white
  • Sound: 
    No sound
  • Category: 
    Installation, Film
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Made using 16mm film transferred to video, Triangle was conceived by Àngels Ribé as a video installation in which the artist is seen, life size, performing a gentle, up-and-down looping movement, in such a way that the artist creates, with her body, the lines of a triangle – a fundamental element that is at the base of many of her works –, as the notion of 'traces'. This Catalan artist, who lived in the United States in the 1970s and participated in collective shows with artists such as Vito Acconci, Dennis Oppenheim or Martha Wilson, takes elements of Minimalism (repetition, seriality, volume, geometry and phenomenology) and then incorporates her own body, an interpretation that shifts her work towards action and the idea of experience.
Ribé’s work is initially interested in the manipulation of physical phenomena – such as light and shadow – or natural elements – such as water, air, foam – as materials with which to inquire into the relationship between the artificial and the natural. Later she adds her body in dialogue with physical space and subjectivity as narrative elements, a key aspect in the new direction taken by her work at the end of this decade, towards the exploration of identity and the ordinary.

Lola Hinojosa