Sara Buoso
An Ethics of Light: An Assembly by Women Artists
2021
Courtesy of the researcher. Barreto Video and Nova Contemporary
Featuring the work of Rosa Barba, Magdalena Fernández, and Ann Veronica Janssens


Photographs courtesy of Glenn Michael Harper



Bio

    Sara Buoso combines research with art-writing and curatorial practices. Her PhD thesis, titled "An Ethics of Light: The Affective Turn of Contemporary Practices", examines the role of light in artistic practices at the intersections of artistic, philosophical, and technoscientific discourses. Sara proposes a framework for discussing the feminist appropriation of light in contemporary arts and visual culture.

    Through predominantely textual components, Buoso's work aims to give value to the emergence of feminist positions in the field of light-art and light-based practices as a means of visual and discursive contents. By examining the implications of the technologically informed use of light, Buoso's work supports critical understandings of the role of female artists in dealing with light. It reflects on the ways practices of light have developed non-representative methods and models of configuring light.

    Buso's work supports critical understandings of the role of female artists in dealing with light. "An Ethics of Light" proposes a new scale of measurements for thinking about light practices in terms of materiality, experience, sensations, and human and non-human relations.