24.02 - 24.03.24 

'Carr Fortune Holst versus Hercules and the Teto Project'

In a bare white apartment, owned by Hercules Goulart Martins, Neil Fortune, Ian Carr, and Sophia Holst are redefining and inventing their works in relation to both the domestic space and the exhibition context. Though in this exhibition it is not so clear if it is their work that encroaches the house or the other way around. Neil Fortune's sculpture is made as an extension of the space and reminds us of a comfort zone in the house. It is like a temporary private territory, marked by the soft material which shows the potential to be reconfigured to the needs and wishes of the user. Fortune's work often deals with interventions and reactions to the immediate environment. He re-sculpts it in materials that are raw, sometimes rough and have the quality to, either by color, context or shape, be a reflection of the space. In contrast to Fortune's work, Ian Carr's sculptures and drawings are radically present. They do not in any way mirror the space, but they show a space on their own. Untitled (GFO)  recalls the form of a futuristic building with bulky steel and forward position. It carries a nostalgia of a past representing the future. Ian's work is more likely showing excerpts of exterior spaces, like cityscapes, rather then relations to the interior spaces. It proudly states and remains what it is even in the domestic ambience. Sophia Holst introduces a few objects into the apartment, including a lamp or at least the appearance of a lamp. With her interest in modernism and the modern interior, she investigates the relation between the functional and sculptural object. By doing so she uses raw materials in order to make plain configurations. The objects she makes seem to show an in-between stage of being, a point of balance, a rotated construction which appear to be accidental.