Lena Becerra’s work explores a restorative and imaginary work of a space of absence, through the idea of pleats and fissures in memory and trauma. She resort to the idea of a flexible contorted body shape, by investigating the resistance of soft organic objects made of resin, ceramic, latex and silicone, and the tension/ resistance created with self made and found metal artefacts such as forceps, clamps, pinzers and chains.
These compositions or assemblies of the mutable, narrations of the past that are impregnated with actions of the present intend to expose the fragmented shape of a memory. Often mutilated and melting, about to disappear
or as if an external force was pushing them to transform from the inside, these pieces seem like unrecognisable versions of something that we know. Just like it happens with the images from our past: fissures and folds converge on them.