Adriana Ramírez | "I am going to ______"
Artwork: “I am going to ______”
Artist: Adriana Ramírez
Curator: Marisa Caichiolo
Location: In front of the McNichols Building
Dates: Wednesday, September 25 - Friday, September 27
September 25, Installation on display from 8:00am - 5:00pm; 8:00 am artist presentation
September 26, 9:00am - 5:00pm - the artist will be present between 11:00am - 1:00pm September 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm - the artist will be present between 11:00am - 1:00pm
The platform that Adriana Ramírez is opening for visitors and citizens of Denver is inspired by the power of each person to decide and recognize her of himself as the creator of the personal and the community’s fates. A power that she invites to be exercised based on two principles: The first, one comes into the world not to know oneself, but creating oneself; and the second, that every person coexists and is framed by a society that is defined mostly through language.
“I am going to _ _ _ _ _" is an example of it: There is a big difference between pronouncing "I want to be respected" and "I am going to be respected." While the first talks of pure desire, the second is based on the will of one who declares it.
With this in mind, the artist displays dozens of orange circles everyone with a sentence where you can stand. Some of them provoke to play; some express a dream, others invite to assume qualities or put oneself in the place of others. So, she is inviting you to pick one and declare it, stay there for some time and feel what it means; and if you want, to open a conversation about it, take a picture and share it with your social group.
And for this specific opportunity, she developed a new English word that etymologically means "Embraced what is coming". She will be there interacting with the public and inviting you to be her coauthors.
So, please join us and experience how we are the main characters of History, an alive narration that not only includes the past, but in which present and future are encompassed as well.