Weathering is a vital condition that we negate most of the times. We don’t want to be exposed to meteorological inclemency, we don’t want time to pass through us- we prefer to be forever young- we don’t want to be transformed by mixture with other beings- the result should be unpredictable and we have fear of it- and we don’t understand that our genuine successors are diverse organisms, mineral matter or other bodies, not only the ones we conceive biologically.

Weathering, on the other hand, doesn’t deny us: penetrates us, and penetrates our houses. There is no shelter against inclemency, the transformation produced by time, the interdependency and interrelation of beings and matter or decay and end, death and rebirth.

Weathering, on the other hand, listen to us and give us fractures in which we can root our knowledge. Inclemency is vital impulse, currents of fluxes, compost for the new; time cross us and shows us different aspects every time. It is not configured in a lineal way, cross us vertically, horizontally and diagonally; unknown bodies take care of us unpredictably, feed us; and we recognize sometime in our skin the rest of another “something”, another “somebody” that was and now it is “me”.

Weathering goes ahead visibly today, it brings us together under its influence and affect. Decay and blossoming all at once. Ruin and beginning in a single moment.

María Auxiliadora Gálvez, April the 30th, 2020 /////////////////////

“LA INTEMPERIE/ WEATHERING” is part of the exhibition “COOVID 20 Coopera con la vida 2020”. a project curated by Marga Colás within “Blanco, Negro y Magenta”. The catalogue is here.