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Blood Orange_Naranja de Sangre

Liza Ambrossio

2017 - 2021

BLOOD ORANGE

« I have the suspicion that to be truly free, it is necessary to see your father die and kill your mother. Or was it the other way around? A section of my mind remains in the dark. My hands sweat, my heartbeat accelerates, a chill runs through my body. I feel the anguish, the temptation and the desire of those who have to commit a crime. Or has it already happened? I can’t take my eyes off. Everything is affectively confusing, amorphous, strange (...) Am I haunted? Or am I the witch? My feet are burning».

Liza Ambrossio

It all starts with a mental image: an orange that bleeds.
Tainted with the aesthetics of the Japanese counterculture and the Aztec rituals of human sacrifice as a form of poetics, and where cannibalism is presented as a sign to demonstrate contempt for exasperation, I mix performance, space intervention, videos, installations, practices psychological manipulation, science fiction, eroguru, and witchcraft. Blood Orange is made after years of a nomadic life by different countries that have allowed me to build a narrative based on my lucid nightmares, and the practice of free association trying to investigate my discomfort in the culture for various contemporary conflicts based on individual terror and the hypothesis of the possession of a psychological disorder that I have called “paranoid sleep psychosis” based on experiments and research in neuroscience, neurophysiology and art history.

I think there are ways to show that hereditary traumas through genetic loading can be glimpsed in dreams and symptoms or apparently unexplained diseases of the body as a way of reading a person’s physical future and behavior in certain cultures, I even consider that it is applicable to entire generations; According to my theory, all the decisions we make in the past, and even people of our same genetic line, have a blood weight that leads us inexorably towards the future.

Blood Orange is a contemporary portrait of the chaos that appeals to sublimate the emotional death that I decided to give to my whole family in order to heal from the hatred, anger and sadness
 I felt for the macho orthodoxy in which I was educated. I relate a necessary exile, which has filled me with obsessions related to the encounter and the search for my demons. I don’t know why
 I was chosen, and I’m generally too busy to ask myself. I have simply assumed them. I am very ambitious, I have many dreams, distressing dreams, from which I need to free myself.

Until I meet any of my goals I have no peace. I have already
 been able to throw everything away: honor, pride, love, security, happiness, everything, as long as I collaborate to build part of my work and myself. The heart of this work contains a ritual language that is convulsively expressed around change, evil and the cursed, mental illness, loneliness, freedom and destiny.

Faced with the feeling of being uprooted and the need to connect with the deepest origins of humanity, I draw a narrative using
 the force of instinct and emotional survival in the framework of
 a world whose laws of life are equally shaded by love and the violence. A world where the felt and the lived sometimes merge
 in a magical or tragic way. This universe is an affront to terror and dehumanization because, according to my beliefs, passion is itself an act of defiance.

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  • 001_The scratch_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 002_Act of levitation_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 003_The drowned_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 004_The fear of fright_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 005_Huma milkshake_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 006_The mountain_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 007_The mimetist_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 008_Transcendental meditation_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 009_Indigo child_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 010_Centaur_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 011_Maria Juana_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 012_Rivers of blood_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 013_Mental reading_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 014_The spider II_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 015_Pink demon_From the series "Blood orange_Naranja de sangre"

  • 016_Exhibition montage photography in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Mexico

    Assembly photography of the individual exhibition "Blood Orange" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Mexico 2020. The project includes photo sculpture, video, installation, texts and performance.

    Video installation:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAP_3XS6MyE

  • 017_Exhibition montage photography in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb

    Assembly photography of the individual exhibition "Blood Orange" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb 2020. The project includes photo sculpture, video, installation, texts and performance.

  • 018_Exhibition montage photography in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb

    Assembly photography of the individual exhibition "Blood Orange" at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb 2020. The project includes photo sculpture, video, installation, texts and performance.

  • 019_Exhibition montage photography in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb


    Video installation:
    https://lizaambrossio.com/too-strong-for-fantasy/

  • 020_Exhibition montage photography in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Mexico

    The dimensions of the work are variable, depending on the exhibition space, in its ideal production, each image measures in proportion around 200 x 135cm. There are two forms of production of work, the economic one is printed on a matte paper without texture on 6mm foam board, then it is cut from the back and presented, the institutional and collector's version is printed on white aluminum and cut with laser, generating a sculpture photo..A video is included in the photo installation.


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