The housing Question
Narelle Jubelin and Helen Grace
— Spanish premiere —
HD video | Sound | Color | 29’ | 2021
The Housing Question its title from Friedrich Engels’ seminal 1872 texts addressing the severe housing shortages in his native Germany. After nearly 150 years this question remains pressing today. What are basic human rights to secure and affordable housing? What are one’s rights to housing when one is displaced, as hundreds of thousands of people are today? The issues canvassed by The Housing Question are still central to contemporary social and political debates.
Narelle Jubelin’s research-based practice directs our attention towards tiny fragments of large histories with great exactness. +
Ahora lo entiendo todo
— World premiere —
HD video | Sound | Color | 10’49’' | 2021
Ahora lo entiendo todo (Now I understand everything) is a guided video visit of the Party in the garden with snails exhibition that took place at the Metro Gallery between June and July 2021.
This idea arises as an initiative to remove painting from the gallery, so that no one worries if they do not understand an abstract painting.
A story revolves around each piece, a reflection as an extension of the title, a game with the viewer who is now already inside the painting.
Lúa Gándara (O Porriño, 1988) is a multidisciplinary artist graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Vigo, with a postgraduate degree in Sound Creation from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Teaching in Secondary Education in the specialty of Arts and Drawing. +
Proposición. Permear II
HD video | Sound | Color | 12' | 2013
Video of the action carried out by a geometrician invited to the exhibition Diálogos Improbables curated by Ángel Calvo Ulloa.
In the interior room of the space, the geometrician stretched out on the ground introduces into his mouth, one by one, seeds that he bites and damages slightly to spit them out later.
The seeds in the ground amplify the volume of the body and at the same time progressively cancel the space for the public where the dimensions of the geometrician are found.
Rodríguez-Méndez works on projects that involve different languages outside the influence of the exhibition space and that analyze the material principles of the sculpture itself and the essential and physical experience of the human being. +