© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

© Jorge das Neves

Joana Escoval

I am molten matter returned from the core of the earth to tell you interior things, 2022
Bronze, brass, rock and lichens
Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Vera Cortês

A magmatic stone from the centre of the Earth in the middle of a small chapel, connected by a line to a listening ear.
A stone that reveals secrets like we might reveal our inner secrets to those closest to us. A moment of intimacy in an inter-species relationship. In this chapel, which evokes the place of listening and interiority, Escoval proposes a different kind of communication, convoking a different spirit, a language made of energies, as she questions our attention to the entities that surround us and whisper in our ears.