Sculpting New Reads is the annual installation art program at The Word On The Street Toronto --
Canada's biggest book and magazine festival.
Four contemporary artists have been paired with four Canadian new releases with the challenge to create new works inspired by the themes of their books.
Toronto-based Artist, Alize Zorlutuna, has been paired with the book "Red, Yellow, Green" by Alejandro Saravia.
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Alize Zorlutuna is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, video, performance, and material culture to investigate themes concerning identity, queer sexuality, settler colonial relationships to land, culture, and history, as well as labour, intimacy, and technology. Her work aims to activate interstices where seemingly incommensurate elements intersect. Drawing on archival as well as practice-based research, the body and its sensorial capacities are central to her work. Alize lives and works in Toronto.
Red, Yellow, Green by Alejandro Saravia
In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman who has no nation—a Kurdish freedom-fighter trying to blast an independent Kurdistan into existence. As the net of intrigue closes in on his lover, Alfredo must finally face his past. Refusing to be bound by style, genre, or language, Alejandro Saravia captures the tumultuous existence of the exile.