From October 28th to October 31st of 2021 artist #RenataPetersen presented her Pequod Presents as part of the extended program of
#EstaciónMaterial in #CasaHabita.
Pequod Co. presents Daybreak Digest , a project by Renata Petersen in collaboration with Casa Habita.
The artist intervened Casa Habita Guadalajara during Material week, by exchanging all the bathroom papers in the building for personalized ones. The toilet roll placed instead of the original had the text PISS ON THE DAWN, MY LOVE IS DEAD written on each sheet. This text was repeated over and over again as a sort of eschatological mantra.
The artist's interest in making this piece lies in creating a kind of comment / joke about the way art is consumed during the art week in Guadalajara. In this way, the guests had art for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drink and, consequently, wiped their asses with art. The image produced by the text is that of a urination at dawn, reminiscent of that evacuated after a long night of revelry where deep thoughts arise like the fatal fate of certain romantic relationships.
This piece is also a reference to James Joyce's Ulysses , where the character Leopold Bloom experiences the deepest revelations or epiphanies while shitting. Thus, the stool has the function of a space for meditation and contemplation, therefore, a space for the involuntary consumption of art.
About the artist
Renata Petersen (Guadalajara, 1993) studied her degree in Plastic and Visual Arts at the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado "La Esmeralda", INBA (Mexico City), from 2013 to 2017.
Her artistic production includes various media such as drawing, painting, glass and mainly ceramics. Her work addresses themes of religious and social characters not exempt from black humor and satire.
She has exhibited individually at the MUSA (Museo de las artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara) and collectively at Ladera Oeste (Guadalajara); Zona MACO, Salón ACME and Bodega ACME (CDMX); in museums such as Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo de Cancillería (CDMX). She has been resident at Casa Wabi Foundation (Oaxaca) and Taller Los Guayabos (Guadalajara).