DATE 1986-96
TECHNIQUE Three-dimensional piece
EDITION Unique word
PROPERTY Concha Jerez Archive
DIMENSIONS (2,50 x 2) m
  • Six grey meccano-type iron supports
  • Six laboratory measuring cups. Inside each of them, a material from the author’s MUROS installation, or from the Ceremonial IN MEMORIAM, carried out in Avilés in 1986. These materials are: charcoal, cow’s tails, crumpled vegetable paper with self-censored writings, straw, iron shavings and ashes.
  • Six pieces of grey vein marble from a previous piece by the author accidentally destroyed in an art transport. On each of the marbles, attached to it, two letters of gold metal, one with a reading on one side corresponding to the word MEDIDA and the other with a reading on the opposite side corresponding to the word LIMITE.
CONCEPT The concept contained in the piece alludes to two recurring themes of reflection in Concha Jerez’s work: the relationship between the concept of MEASUREMENT and that of LIMIT.  Here, both are interrelated through laboratory vessels, which measure the residues of previous actions of a previous specific context that, in turn, are supported by other diverse elements that sustain the whole, introducing the uneasiness that the flashing lights that make the whole blink.
EXHIBITIONS The piece was first shown at the solo exhibition of pieces on the theme of FRAGMENTOS DE TIEMPO, held by the author in Oviedo, at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias in 1986.

It has subsequently been shown in other individual exhibitions, such as the one held in 1988 at the Ángel Romero Gallery in Madrid, under the title PIEZAS 1983 – 88; the one held in 1991 at the Fernando Alcolea Gallery in Barcelona on the theme MEDIDA LÍMITE; the one held in 1994 at the Sala de la General in Granada, on the theme UNIDAD DE INTERFERENCIA; and the one held in 1996 on the theme INTERFERENCIAS, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santander.

In 2020 it will be presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, as part of the solo exhibition by Concha Jerez entitled “QUE NOS ROBAN LA MEMORIA”.