Tongue finishes back
at the root of itself


[Exhibition] by フェラン・プラ | アナ・マルティネス・フェルナンデス

Ferran Pla | Ana Martinez Fernandez

The practicality of lying.
The practicality of lying to your mother.
The practicality of spaces that lie.
The practicality of lying with the material.

Dream is forbidden, nostalgia is forbidden, to be too sweet is not good.
Everything we used to feel historically now you can’t enjoy.

Our yearnings for a more innocent state and the futility of those yearnings.

Ink that strokes the subject, and can, for a moment, change your breathing.

Lipstick, Shoe, Tongue








過去の記憶の場所として描かれているために、形や思い出は実際にそうであったもとは違って現れるかもしれません。 新自由主義的商品化の構造としてのそれ自身を反映する嘘。 それはもっと伝えたい、もっと聞きたいという想像上の慰めです。

Ferran Pla と Ana Martinez Fernandez は2016年にマドリードで出会いました。
"Tongue Finishes Back at the Root of itself"は二人にとって初めての共同展覧会です。

This exhibition, “Tongue Finishes Back at the Root of Itself”, looks at the implications of practicality applied to concepts such as lying, dreaming and nostalgia. Together, these actions narrate a story about an innocent space in which sentiment and feeling are allowed to be and to alter uselessly. The hand/industrial-made objects involving shoes, tongues or lipsticks, are in between a reconsideration of formalism and the oscillating movements in which cultural heritage stretches and reaches out to a particular moment.

The formal and conceptual manoeuvres of the work, inevitably respond to a pattern of unrestrictive associations -perhaps found within the same rhythm in which one moves digitally-, and the limitations and resistance the work itself has upon its own image projection.

Shapes and recollections might appear what they are not if depicted as the memory of a place from the past. Similarly, a lie mirroring itself as a construction of neoliberal commodifications produces a sort of iconography; the imaginary reassurance of wanting to tell more, of wanting to hear more.

Ferran Pla and Ana Martinez Fernandez met in Madrid in 2016. “Tongue Finishes Back at the Root of Itself” is their first exhibition together.