These series of knitted pieces originated during a residency in Hamburg in wintertime, as a reaction to that cold foreign weather.
I visited an old wool factory in the city and found the warmest yarn as my material for those months. I explored my knitting practise as a drawing practise. Approaching the material instinctively, without anticipation or design. The outcomes are rudimentary drawings, which contrasts with the delicacy of the material and the planning and techniques crucial to the medium.
As the work grows in pieces and scale, the lines and drawings become more confident and complex.
I continued working on the series in Dublin and Buenos Aires. The material allowed me to work in different cities, different studios, at home, in parks or on public transport. The work became nomadic, as I have been the last number of years.
Not only nomadic in its creation stage, it has been shown in the cities of Buenos Aires, San Juan, Rosario and Hamburg.
Florencia Caiazza's exhibition will take place at Pallas Projects as part of Artist-Initiated Projects 2020–21.
Florencia Caiazza’s work acts as a reaction to a space or a time (an exhibition space, a new studio, city, a season, a specific weather). Finding the right medium is the starting point to develop a dialogue/reaction . Her exploration of materials often focuses on repetition, a patient accumulation of gestures and actions that become a sculptural volume. Recently she has been exploring with knitting, conceiving it as a practise of reflection about time itself, that demand a deceleration of the time of urban life and digitized humanities.
Caiazza lives and works between Buenos Aires/ Dublin. Studied Visual Arts at Regina Pacis Art School (Buenos Aires), and was part of the Program for Artists at Torcuato Di Tella University, (Buenos Aires). Recent solo exhibitions: Color Municipal at HILO Gallery (Buenos Aires, 2019), ¿Cómo se conocieron? at Luis Adelantado Gallery (Valencia, Spain 2017).