Six Questions

Six Questions: Mit Borras

Tique | art paper asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Mit Borras.

Artist Mit Borrás
Lives in Madrid and Berlin
Website https://mitborras.com/

How do you describe your own art practice?

Soft and surgical.

Mit Borrás Control Pool I, 2017

Which question or theme is central in your work?

Adaptation, ergonomics, pleasure, extinction.

Mit Borrás. Concorde Club, installation view at Placement Produit, Paris. 2019.

What was your first experience with art?

The observation when I was a kid and the early fascination of the way my mother saw the world when she lived: in a deeply holistic, artistic, brutal, combative, feminist, and nonconformist way and of her wild defense and love for nature. That was art in many ways. It was fucking hymnotic and shamanic. Real Zeitgeist. Also from a book of drawings on ecology and extinction quite explicit and sinister that I used to read.

Mit Borrás. Mother Machine, exhibition view at Exgirlfriend Gallery, Berlin, 2018

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Clinics. Caves.

Mit Borras. Chromo Cavern. Installation view at Meatfactory Gallery, Prague, 2019

What do you need in order to create your work?

Curiosity and in the studio: order. A specific work atmosphere: energetic, positive, relaxed and concentrated that stimulates a sublime mood. Electronic music and certain sounds around helps to catalize it.

Mit Borrás, Club. Exgirlfriend Gallery, Berlin, 2016.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Yesterday, the exhibition Andromedan Sad Girl by Tai Shani, curated by Rafael Barber.

Mit Borrás. Soft Cave, installation view, 2017.

out now

Tique | publication on contemporary art #3: Six Questions