Manuela De Laborde’s work carries aesthetic claims of pleasure, yet its purpose is deeply conceptual. Based in Mexico City, and currently a resident for the triennial program Conditional Cinema at Oberhausen Film Festival (2018-2020), the artist’s work evolves around a search to locate and isolate the concepts that are constructed around tangible elements. By stripping elements, Laborde regenerates the image and positions it in newly formed, virtual spaces. Laborde started in 2018 –ito/-ita, a children’s art program working around the subject of abstraction. For -ito/-ita contemporary artists to share their practice, and donate conceptual discoveries and material leftovers to promote a notion of creativity as public domain.