Cyclical Tales by Alba Soto is an installation consisting of six videos narrating the feelings deriving from the conscious anxiety, Different icons interact in a loop over the artists body as chanting mantra. the installation recreates a daily but inhospitable state, reminding us of a state of mind we cohabit with but does not belong to us.
The durational performance that accompanies de installation exposes the longing and social fears generated by the artist’s self introspection. these anxiety provoking fears precede an unknown future about to be discovered in relation to the artist’s role as a mid-thirties woman and as an artist.
Alba’s artistic work focuses on the repetition of behavioral patterns and the intention to transfer the subconscious to conscious reality; her work is underpinned by intuition, spontaneity and surprise as a survival strategy. Her performances, video art and drawings have been showcased in national and international festivals and exhibitions.
The performative universe of Alba Soto starts from her surrounding reality, She use the most intimate experiences and images to explore and to heal them through the scenic action and the direct contact with the space and the audience. These experiences, questions and desires, are constructed in a symbolic way and a ritual with inevitable absurd dyes.
In her words, “I wish to find myself as I am, I look for possibilities in search of a freedom trying to distance myself from artifice. I reclaim my own prerogative to express myself, I reclaim what I am with the greatest possible frankness and I always listen the voice of Emily Dickinson whispering “I live in possibility”… “
Alba holds a PhD in Fine Arts and she is an actively working artist. She studied Visual and Scenic Arts, and she is specialist in interdisciplinary and performative tools for creation and teaching practice. She coordinated the Degree and taught at the Fine Arts Department in Nebrija University from 2009 where she culminated as the coordinator of artistic projects. Also Alba Soto has participate and has conducted workshops and seminars in international universities, performances festivals and exhibitions.