Ma 間 is a Japanese expression that can be roughly translated as negative space or pause. The empty space between two structural elements, where absence is as important as presence. 
A connotation of space in visual communication and language; the space between words or letters; the pause between inhaling and exhaling; movements in a rite of passage; the space of possibilities; the materia prima in alchemy or, the space among each cross path.
In On Ma, the complementary approaches of Velarde and Slowik, continue the quest of the undefined illusive states of becoming. 
Mirce Velarde is an interdisciplinary artist from Mexico City, whose photographic series and mixed media installations reveal the very space of exchange: Instants of encounters with the apparent other, as an encounter with the self. Her performative approach denotes new interpretations of liminal states, exposing the potential transformation of each moment. 
Velarde’s work has been shown internationally, in cultural spaces and events such as Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin; the Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen; the PAF Performing Arts Festival; Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, among others.
Adam Slowik is a polish conceptual artist from Berlin. His work challenges established narratives, disrupts expectations, and reimagines underlying codes. Applying his own method of Ars Combinatoria, Slowik embeds fragments from his environment into new contexts, creating ruptures that expose the artificial nature of closed systems. Exploring the intersection of technology, science and human experience.
Slowik’s art fuses the conscious and unconsciuos, prompting profound reflections on interconnectedness. His works have been shown globally in Museums such as, Chronus Art Center, Shanghai; MAK Vienna; ZKM Karlsruhe, MMCA, Seul; Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao among others. 


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