Tuesday 19 December 2023, 19:00h - 20:00h
Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica. Barcelona.
A series of five video graphic experiments originating from the analog era in the 90s, weave together seamlessly with a video passage that interprets various specific contemporary media contexts. These experiments, characterized by their low-resolution analog visuals and profound intentionality, find both continuity and contrast in the nowadays dissolving high-resolution digital escapes and hollow fantasies. Despite being separated by three decades of human drift, these distinct visual realms converge and mirror one another, creating deep juxtapositions and contradictions.
Toni Serra, 7', 1995
In 1943, at the request of the American army, the University of Minnesota implements a psychological test for officer recruitment. The same test is later used internationally to recruit staff for private companies. "Relax, try to be sincere".
Iñaki Álvarez, 10', 1999
An exploration of human emotions, but also a questioning of the reality of these feelings once they are filtered through the media.
Testimonials, The Hundred Videos 028
Steve Reinke, 7', 1997
"Steve has nice legs and he has nice arms and it seems to me he's a lot more than that too. He's a lot of things that I look for".
My Fear, The Hundred Videos 072
Steve Reinke, 1'23'', 1997
"Because I was afraid of everything, I developed extraordinary powers".
Kubasik Basik, 15', 2023
A fantastic journey through ephemeral times, unsought confessions, and captivating optical illusions awaits. Addiction-traps, time machines. Moving image sentences interwoven with quotes from a distant era transport us to a world of false enchantment. Amidst this journey, we encounter cycles, trends, and random vibrations of linear elastic moving tectonic plates. Our existence becomes tethered to the surface, and only under specific conditions can we catch a glimpse of what lies beyond this limited territory. Embrace the wonders that unfold in this captivating voyage through the unexplored mainstream.
Joan Leandre, 5', 1993
Old dusty analog frames announcing the digital labyrinth.