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  • Giving

      Laia Moreto Alvarado, 2017   Action-sculpture-photograph. Different sizes and materials. Smoke trapped in glass.   The act of giving is universal and what is given serves as an anchor point to reflect on whether such act is spare, a delivery, or rather an inversion; or on how what is material ties two entities together. This artwork begins with the action of burning gifts received. Hot glass with the resulting ashes is poured into a mould that registers the act of giving. Thus, the gesture becomes object and what is material becomes intangible.   Key words: immateriality, objecting, gesture, giving.