Tuesday 30 May 2023, 19:00h - 20:00h
Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica.
"I have heard the earth complain. What did she say? She said: Men have grown arrogant, every day they give me fresh wounds, there are more and more of them. They are violent, driven by thoughts of conquest. Foolish men trample me. I shudder... and I ask myself, what will they do next?."
NOW I BECOME DEATH, THE DESTROYER OF THE WORLDS.
Perro Loco, 8 minutes.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 In the dead silence of the morning, at 5 h 29 min 45 sec, the first atomic bomb exploded in a desert area of New Mexico known as La Jornada del Muerto. "We knew the world would never be the same. Few people laughed, few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the lines from the Bhagavad Gita (Mahabharata) in which Vishnu says: Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Los ALamos Laboratory where took place the atomic research Manhattan project.
MIRAGE OF DREAMS
Observatori de Video No Identficat - Desorg punt Org, 25 minutes 2012 / 2023.
Fragments of a broken mirror. To recompose the reflection.
EN TORNO AL MAHABHARATA, CONVERSA AMB JEAN-CLAUDE CARRIÈRE.
Abu Ali, Stefano Casella, Toni Cots, 2012, 18 minutes.
"The Mahabharata is the epic poem of oblivion; of forgetting the source."
Elio González, 2011, 6 minutes.
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost, that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” George Bernard Shaw. Some images from the 2011 protests at Puerta del Sol in Madrid. "These are just some impressions, which I have etched in my mind. With all my respect to the people who have acted in accordance with their beliefs and gathered in this square for days. And to Antonio, warrior of words who shares his outrage with all those present."
"If we could sit by the river for a lifetime and constantly look at this stone and the passage of the water on it, we would not see any change".
"Let's imagine that the stone can also see us, for it we we would not exist. Our time on earth is so brief!, so fast!, that she couldn't see us. She's been there since a time that completely surpasses us".