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The conceptual artist Lea Lublin writes that her work analyzes the problem of the image stemming from its inscription in space, which is considered as a continuous medium of transformations. For her, the artwork is an image index (which is off-centered, disassembled, superimposed, projected); so that its election is arbitrary evincing the constitutive elements of the representative image. To Lublin, her work is a medium for active reflection, and she proposes that the observer—while walking in the area—find himself in the middle of the process of image changes.
Lea Lublin (Buenos Aires, 1929), a Paris resident since the 1960s, was a distinguished, innovative conceptual artist in Argentina, above all, for taking advantage of technology in art. The text of this document corresponds to her work Fluvio Subtunal [Sub-Tunnel Flow], created for the inauguration of the subfluvial tunnel, which linked the cities of Santa Fe and Paraná, capital of the Entre Ríos Province, under the Paraná River. It was the most important work of engineering in Argentina at the time. Lublin’s setting was produced with the sponsorship of Instituto Torcuato Di Tella and the Asociación de Lucha contra la Parálisis Infantil [Victims of Infantile Paralysis Association]. In fact, several installations were aiming to stimulate the observer around the same time, such as La menesunda [The Hodgepodge] (Marta Minujin and Rubén Santantonín, 1965), Importación-exportación [Import-Export] (Marta Minujín, 1968), Barbazul [Bluebeard] (Luis Fernando Benedit and Vicente Lucas Marotta, 1966), and Terranautas [Terranauts] by Lublin herself. Document compiled in the catalogue for the of 1970 exhibition in the Galería Carmen Waugh where she exhibited the photographs of her works. They were projected on movable screens, realized by Humberto Rivas, Pedro Roth, Fermín Cardona, Robert Phillips, and César Caldarella. The text of this document, an inquiry into the work produced by her, is dated “Paris 1968/69.” See documents Proceso a la imagen [The Process to the Image] (documents no. 766896; 766884; and 766873). About Lea Lublin, consult her texts: “De la rebelión a lo posible” [From Rebellion to What is Possible] (document no. 762935) and “Bestias y explosiones” [Beasts and Explosions] (document no. 745062).