EDF






[Preview excerpt]

Video Installation. Video HD. Audio stereo. 05:25 min.
Audio by Rodrigo Araya and Nicolás Rupcich.
2013

*HEADPHONES OR EXTERNAL SPEAKERS NEEDED, LOW AUDIO FREQUENCIES. [Best viewed full screen in a dark room. It's a slow video, take your time]

In “EDF” the Chilean Patagonian landscapes from the “Torres del Paine National Park” are the main protagonists. As the video develops the images are slowly been deleted. The intervention consists in a “monumental black block" that literally blocks the landscape images. What we finally see is similar to the logic of the “fade to black” transition, the difference here is that not only the two-dimensional image fades to black, but also the topography is gradually covered.

One of the main ideas in the project is the problem of digital representation, in the context of what some people calls the “post-photography era”, where the images are no longer a representation of reality, but a way of reality itself. The annulation of the geography in the screen is an effort for making a simple visual but symbolically strong intervention that make us aware of the instability of the representational surface.


Selected exhibitions / screenings:
Elsewhere is Nowhere @ National Museum of Fine Arts / Taichung, Taiwan / 2016
FILE Festival @ Fiesp Cultural Center - Ruth Cardoso / Sao Paulo, Brazil / 2015
Ars Electronica Festival @ Central Linz / Linz, Austria / 2014
V_kunst @ Galerie Maurer / Frankfurt, Germany / 2014
Of Landscape @ Reverse / New York, USA / 2014
11th Media Arts Biennale @ National Museum of Fine Arts / Santiago, Chile / 2013




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11th Media Arts Biennale @ National Museum of Fine Arts / Santiago, Chile / 2013

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Elsewhere is Nowhere @ National Museum of Fine Arts / Taichung, Taiwan / 2016 [ph: © Sven Bergelt]

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Elsewhere is Nowhere @ Kunsthalle Exnergasse / Vienna, Austria / 2017 [ph: © Wolfgang Thaler]

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process screenshots

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