Autorregulable I, 2011
Plástico de tipo alto impacto, vainas de plástico y burletes de caucho. 250 x 240 x 260 cm
The artist says: The work is a site-specific sculpture/installation for the prismatic cement volume that surrounds the second floor elevator. It is a plastic ensemble welded by heat, excluders and plastic sheath. It is an intervention that proposes a structure that surrounds and adapts to the shape of the building, almost as if it was its necessary space and as if it has a specific function.
At the same time that it evokes a deformed industrial, irregular and affected shape, it emphasizes on the given architectonic shape, sculptural in it self, that is to say, the cement volume. However, this emphasis is made through a material almost opposed to concrete, with a lot of color and shine, rigid in its end result although crossed by a process of alteration.
The composition proposes two fringes in united colors or sustained by sheath embedded between it selves. Both plastic wide fringes melted and sustained by thin rods propose on one side a situation of instability and fragility and fragility and, on the other side, a basic relation of verticals and horizontals, as a type of essence of construction.
Irina Kirchuk was born in Buenos Aires in 1983. She graduated in Sculpture and Visual Arts from the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte (IUNA). She was selected by the Centro de Investigaciones Artísticas (CIA) as part of the scholars for 2011. She currently takes part of the 11th Lyon Biennale: A terrible beauty is born, curated by Victoria Noorthoorn. He participated at the Universidad Di Tella’ s artist program (2009) and for two years took the art clinic by Fabián Burgos. From 2008, she assists artist Jorge Macchi. She had the following solo exhibitions: Troogle (Galería Nora Fisch, 2010); Alternos Internos (Centro Cultural Borges, 2009) and Ciclo Ojo de Agua (Galería en Ruinas, 2009). She was included in various group exhibitions including: Sabotage (MACRO, Rosario, 2011); In situ / Contrapuntos del Arte Actual (CCEBA, 2010); Palmario (Galería D21, Santiago de Chile, 2010-2011); Estrellas y Constelaciones (Universidad Di Tella, 2010); Pentagrama (Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 2010); Nueva Escultura (Miau Miau, 2008); and Currículum Cero (Galería Ruth Benzacar, 2008). She is part of the art collectives Doble Suspensión (Double Suspension) and Herméticos Populistas (Hermetic Populists). She has been selected at the XIII Prize by the Federico Klemm Foundation in 2009 and the award by Fundación Andreani in 2009 and 2011.