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Daniel Steegmann Mangrané. The Spiral Forest
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“I was pure gases, air, empty space, time, / I was air, empty space, time / And pure gases, like that, see, empty space, see / I had no form / I had no formation / I had no place to make an head / Make arms, make body / Make ears, make nose / Make the roof of a mouth, make chatter / Make muscle, make teeth

I had nowhere to make any of those things / Make head, think about any one think / Be useful, intelligent, be reasoning / I had nowhere to draw any of those things / I was pure empty space”—Stela do Patrocínio

The Spiral Forest accompanies Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s 2016 solo exhibition held at The Green Parrot, Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona. The artist’s multimedia practice encompasses film, sculpture, video, photography, drawing, and installation. By connecting geometric and abstract forms with natural elements, Steegmann Mangrané intends to reframe the history of abstraction through non-hierarchical and non-human-centric theories of the world, inviting us to re-evaluate our point of view and reshape the traditional division between nature and culture.
The volume is a compilation of materials built out of a number of influential texts—including some poems by Stela do Patrocínio, an excerpt by Maurice Merleau-Ponty, a text by Roger Caillois—plus sets of images illustrating exhibitions, projects, and works, which ask the reader to build their own understanding of Steegmann Mangrané’s practice and concept of life.

Mousse Publishing January 2018 1st edition 172 pages Softcover 16.50 × 23.50 cm 453 gram ISBN 978-88-6749-346-3 English

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