PERFORMANCE | WITH [ˈwɪθ] – Susy Gomez

Recontemporary / Lounge

22 March 2023

“We are constituted when we embody our duality,
the feminine/masculine fusion sowing.
The memory of an olfactory instant: earth, water, salt.
She caresses the absence
recovering her presence.”

WITH [ˈwɪθ] is a site specific performance by the artist Susy Gómez that takes place in Recontemporary. The artist establishes a dialogue with her partner based on the projection of the photograph taken during the exhibition El baile de la vida [The dance of life], which took place at MACE Ibiza in 2017. By means of a ribbon placed on the wrists of the attendees, she points to an absence that reveals itself to be present through the memory of a smell.

Author biography

A versatile and multifaceted artist, throughout her career Susy Gomez has experimented with a wide variety of media, ranging from painting, sculpture, photography and performance. In 1993, with the exhibition at the prestigious Fundació Joan Miró, her debut on the Spanish art scene takes place, of which she will become a reference figure. Exhibitions followed at: Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca (1996), Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice (1999), Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Center del Carme, Valencia (2000), Esglèsia del Convent, Museu de Pollença, Mallorca (2001), Council of the European Union in Brussels, Justus Lipsius Palace (2002), Museo de Navarra, Pamplona (2004), Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (2009), Museu d’art Contemporani of Ibiza (2017). She has also created installations for public spaces in Puerta de Alcalá, Madrid (2002) and performances for the Nit Niu in Cala de Sant Vicenç, Pollença, Mallorca (2001). Her work compares in important national and international collections, among which: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Artium de Álava, Victoria; Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia; Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca; Contemporary Art Center of Malaga; Murugami Hirai Museum, Tokyo; Collecció Witnesses, Fundació “la Caixa”, Barcelona; Musée d’Art Moderne et d’ Art Contemporain, Nice.