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Claudia de La Torre

Farbe Lexicon, reworked book, installation, 2011

Date: 06.09 – 23-09.
Opening reception
in honor of the artist
Thursday 6 September
7-9 pm


a SEA Foundation
production in addition to
Incubate festival 2012



Back Bone Books

The independent publishing house Back Bone Books (BBB) initiated and owned by Claudia de la Torre (1982). She is an artist born in Mexico City who now lives and works in Berlin. De la Torre studied at State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe recently received a DAAD stipend to further develop her practice. The self-publishing project was founded in 2011 as part of De la Torre’s artistic practice. She started it because the artist felt a need to publish her own work, which are based and otherwise often take the form of a book.

Claudia de la Torre’s interest in found material comes from the fact she has been fed a love for collecting and rearranging by her father. He owned a large collection of stamps and old paper sales receipts. The artist spends hours together with her father arranging and rearranging his collection. Claudia de la Torre: “It feels like being a DJ, sampling from every place just to do my own mix. In the act of putting things back together, one can re-imagine them and be surprised by unexpected juxtapositions that bring new meanings. The work Headshot shots just came from my collection, while Ten (unknown) gasoline stations images come from a website with the purpose of getting information about images people upload”. After the residency, a selection of 15 of Claudia de La Torre’s recent works is on show.

Other events in connection with this residency and exhibition are:
Book launch
The Moulting Seasons
Claudia de La Torre
artist book:
06.09.2012 at 4:00 pm.

Artist talk
Back Bone Books
Claudia de la Torre

Sunday16 September 2012
at 3pm

Website Claudia de la Torre