Outside In: Roberta Lima
Window A | 196 – 198 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11 1LU
7 May – 10:00
9 – 12 May – 10:30
14 May – 10:00
For Outside In, artist Roberta Lima will show the Multi-media Installation Ghost Plant.
A sculpture made of network cables is the main object of the installation. The cables connect to various media, such as video and photographs. Displaying images produced in Finland, this work explores artistic production using the concepts of “The Wood Wide Web”.
In Ghost Plant, the body stands as energy source and the element that challenges and redefines structures.
After years living in Vienna, Lima moved to Finland and experienced the conflict of isolation. Initially the artist struggled with feeling alone, but then she profited from introspection. Lima embraced restrictions and sought for alternative forms of communication. Working remotely has been her reality before the Coronavirus crisis. The support of Lima’s friends and team in Vienna, Brazil, and other places, is crucial for making and presenting this work.
Ghost Plant premiered in 2020, when Lima showed the video performance at The Coronet’s Inside Out. The work was then presented as Installation in several venues in Vienna. Currently, Ghost Plant is also on display at City Art Gallery Ljubljana in Slovenia.
Born in 1974 in Brazil, Roberta Lima is an Austrian artist based in Vienna and Helsinki. After graduating with a degree in architecture in 2001, Lima moved to Vienna where she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 2007 and her PhD in Philosophy in 2013. Thereafter she worked as lecturer and Assistant Professor for the Contextual Painting Class at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Lima focuses on her own body as theme for her work and uses various media, such as photographs, video and installations. Her work also investigates space and appropriates aspects of different places and contexts for producing art and starting discussions on the role of artist and viewer. She has exhibited and performed internationally at festivals such as Kyoto Experiment, Wiener Festwochen, and Donaufestival. In 2007 she was awarded the “H13 Prize for Performance”. In 2018 she was awarded the Austrian Citizenship based on the merit of her accomplishments and contributions to the nation.