Join us for a spotlight talk with 24th Biennale of Sydney artist, Cristina Flores Pescorán, who will appear by her work on display in the Turbine Hall at White Bay Power Station to discuss the themes and content of the work, her practice and the process of realising the project.
Cristina Flores Pescorán is a multi-disciplinary artist from Perú. Her work is a dialogue between her body, healing processes, medical experiences, family memories, and feminism. Reflecting on her own experience of sickness, treatment, and recovery, Flores Pescorán employs a wide range of mediums in conversation with pre-Hispanic weaving and dyeing techniques using medicinal plants that are part of her daily diet. She incorporates hand-made gauzes inspired the Chancay culture (a pre-Inca civilisation developed between 1200AD and 1470AD), whose reticulated veils are believed to have had magical powers used for healing and protection. Through her practice, Flores Pescorán reflects and challenges what we understand as illness, death, cure, nutrition, pleasure, and magic in our contemporary society.