whether spilling out from window frames and doors at a french castle, or occupying the interior of an enclosed gallery setting, ana maría hernando’s tulle-based creations abound with a spirit of the unexpected. the argentine artist — who lives and works from boulder, colorado — creates site-specific installations and performances that reconfigure the traditional notions of tulle as an artistic medium. the lightweight, semi-translucent fabric is often found in couture garments and costumes, but hernando finds a new way to demonstrate the ethereal and exquisite aspects of the material.

desborde (overflow), 2020
all images courtesy of ana maría hernando

 

 

as part of an artist residency, 2020 saw ana maría hernando take over the historic grounds of château de la napoule a restored castle located in the the southeast of france. drawing from the architecture of the site, hernando installed works such as ‘waterfall’ and ‘flood’, spilling out from entryways and emerging from arched window frames. the installations evoke the movement of water and natural landscapes with their billowing layers and organically-shaped forms.

 

see more work by ana maría hernando in other mediums, such as embroidery and collage, on her website here.

ana maría hernando
desborde (overflow), 2020

ana maría hernando's brings a french castle to life with ethereal tulle-based creations
a visit from the mountain, 2020 | performative installation at the château de la napoule
image by rachel berkowitz

ana maría hernando's brings a french castle to life with ethereal tulle-based creations
flood, 2020 | temporary installation at the château de la napoule
image by rachel berkowitz

ana maría hernando
flood, 2020 | temporary installation at the chateau de la napoule
image by rachel berkowitz

 

ana maría hernando's brings a french castle to life with ethereal tulle-based creations
waterfall, 2020 | temporary installation at the chateau de la napoule
image by rachel berkowitz

 

ana maría hernando's brings a french castle to life with ethereal tulle-based creations
solo se escuchaba el aire (only the air was heard), 2020

ana maría hernando's brings a french castle to life with ethereal tulle-based creations
solo se escuchaba el aire (only the air was heard), 2020

 

project info:

 

artist: ana maría hernando | @anamariahernandoart

via: thisiscolossal

nina azzarello I designboom

mar 04, 2021

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