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Mariana Pinar

MFA 2017

Emotional Emergency Blanket

Handwoven cotton, shredded survival blanket, vinyl flagging tape, 2016, 52.5"w x 45.5"h

In my current work, I explore through text and handweaving the importance of time in our communication acts in order to acquire intimacy and self-knowledge. The choice of this slow way of writing evokes the time necessary to get to know ourselves and to create close relationships with other beings. The ambiguity of the text comes from the use of Spanish, my mother tongue, and my non-native English. It also comes from excluding essential information and showing partial text. All this complicates an immediate comprehension and allows more time for the viewer to analyze the message.

Mariana Pinar - Emotional Emergency Blanket

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