Preteen Gallery presents 'i made it through the wilderness,' a solo exhibition by artist Priscilla Tea.
Priscilla Tea's work suggests the formulation of a schizo-spatial hypothesis of becoming. Tea investigates space as an idea, delivering a genealogy of spatial impressions and their systematic depiction. She discloses the trepidations of becoming as symptoms in the space of pathos, activating critical representations of power. Tea's is the space of which the immanence of the object attains a folded topology of the relation of desire to other desires; it is the space that allows the folding back or relation of desire to disappearance.
in Tea's landscapes, becoming is stratified, composing the formal types and spaces of the location of desire in terms of an anatomo-politics of individuals and a bio-politics of social organization. the symbolic is directed by situations of emergence and the articulable is directed by sets of enunciations; these layers are conceived as strategically woven together in a manner that exposes each of the two strata to the contingencies of cartographic politics.
For Priscilla Tea the mapping of power is that which relates desire and the death drive together via its spatial physiognomies as the immanent cause that destabilizes the diffusion of jouissance. Hence jouissance and agony function as both clash and strategy, interweaving the irreducibility strata of spectral visibilities and of pictorial gestures. Becoming is cartographic insofar as desire incites, provokes, and produces space.
Tea's graphic iterations lead to revisions of the map; she elucidates in what way we can relate to and alter our bodies through the technologies of non-being; she puts forward a hypothesis of a non-reactive form of opposition that is primordial and autonomous. Priscilla Tea's paintings in themselves are forever fated to operate within the topological boundaries of the fold. perhaps, we can relate the fold to the empty mirror image of the transference relation and the unavoidable agony of consciousness.
Priscilla Tea lives and works in Milan. Recent and upcoming shows include: 'Guide to the Galaxy', Gloria Maria Gallery (2013); Miart (2012); Museo Pecci, (2012); Galleria Fac-Simile (2012); Anonima Nuotatori, (2012-2013) in Milan; and artissima, Turin (2011); Dolomiti Contemporanee, Belluno (2011); La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland (2012); 'The Eternal Internet Brotherhood', Anafi, Greece (2012); The Internet Pavilion, Venice (2011) and The Thessaloniki Biennale (2013).