An invisible thread of dazzled amazement guides me from cave to cave. Here are the sea and light seen from within. Terror of penetrating the secret dwelling place of beauty; terror of seeing what I had not even dared to see; terror of looking into the images more interiors to me than my own thought. My shoulders slide surrounded by water and purple plants. I cross stone throats and the maze architecture hoovers, corrupted over the green. Columns of shadow and light hold heaven and earth. Anemones surround the large water room where my fingers touch the pink sand at the bottom. I open my eyes wide in the green and liquid silence, where fast, fast fish, escape from me. Arches and rosettes support and draw, the clarity of the morning spaces. The king' of the sea's palaces oozes light and water. This morning is just like the beginning of the world and here I come to see what has never been seen.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen | Sixth Book, 1962
Composed by Daniela Grabosch and Hugo Canoilas THE GROTTO OFF SITE PROJECT brings together 155 files alluding to the creation and artistic occupation of The Grotto, a man-made cave and collaborative platform constructed into Galerie Quadrado Azul, Lisbon. Founded by Canoilas, The Grotto will see 25 interventions between January 2019 and December 2020, with Grabosch unveiling new scent and AR works this December.
THE GROTTO OFF SITE PROJECT is online and available for download in http://www.offsiteproject.org/ZIP
With contributions by: Szófia Canoilas, Vasco Costa, Silvia da Fadas, Filipe Feijão, Katharina Höglinger, Beatriz Marquilhas, Musa paradisiaca, Sophie Nys, Rubene Palma Ramos and Jorge Neves, Ricardo Roque, Titania Seidl and Ana Vaz.
Daniela Grabosch is a Vienna based artist whose performative practice migrates back and forth between digital and physical mediums. She holds an MFA in Performative Art from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and a BFA in Fine Arts and Digital Media from Hochschule Düsseldorf. Recent exhibitions include: We Remember, Off Site Project, online; Hydrobutter, Gomo; Animated_Currency_01, Suzie Shride, Vienna (2019); Vie X Mrs, South Way Studio, Marseille (2018); Saló, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2017); Voyage #01, Rua Dom Pedro V, Lisbon (2016); Objective. The Artist Is Absent, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (2016); Imagetanz, Brut, Vienna (2015); Super Looper, Chambre D’Amis, Vienna (2014); Post-Porn and Body Politix, VBKÖ, Vienna (2012); and In 3, 3rd International Scenographers Performance Festival, Basel (2010). Grabosch is a 2015 recipient of the Birgit Jürgenssen Preis given by the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Galerie Hubert Winter. She is the co-founder of the curatorial project YYYYMMDD and since 2019 a member of Austrian Association of Women Artists (VBKÖ).