Silvia Rivas graduated from the National School of Fine Arts as a sculptor, but she
is interested in the capacity of video to capture visual ideas connected with the
concept of time. Her first video installation was shown at the Museum of Fine
Arts in Buenos Aires in 1990; since then, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (2001) and has
represented Argentina at the Mercosul Biennial in Brazil (2001 and 2005). Space, ambiguity, the dual nature
of things, the coexistence of opposites, and the thresholds that separate situations are constant themes in
her work. She experiments with diverse materials, trying anything that she believes might interact with the
poetics of time and its materiality...see the entire article in the print version of January/February's Sculpture magazine.
Distortion, from the series "Everything Out there," 2004. Variable-channel video installation.