Dora Garcia

Focus

Focus

Dora Garcia

Dora García, a multidisciplinary artist, positions the viewer as a key element of her works, so that he becomes part of them, becomes a character, altering his perception, his experience, in different degrees. Although her conceptual works are materialized in various techniques and formats, they always have some performativity to them or at least, they imply some kind of interactivity with the viewer or the space. In her pieces all the details are generating different layers of reading, so that for those who are looking, everything acquires significance and interest.

Session I

Segunda vez - Dora García

Segunda Vez

Video  |  16:9  |  colour  |  sound  |  93’   |  2018

This piece is an analytical work, of careful, self-conscious and self-critical observation, that uses repetition and the gaze to open different lines of thought around art, the figure of the artist, and everything that performative and its elements involve, from the most artistic or conceptual, to the most everyday, concrete, political.

Segunda vez cartel - Dora García

Session II

Hearthbeat - Dora García

Heartbeat

Betacam transfered to video’  |  4:3’  |  colour’  |  sound’  |  6’’  |  1999

Heartbeat is a metaphorical work that, despite allowing a diverse display of interpretations and sensations, refers to individual alienation, to fleeing into oneself, to a deep and lonely place, where one feels at peace until he realizes that it’s dark. Heartbeat sets the pace at which we lose, or perhaps we find ourselves, consciously and unconsciously.

The breathing lesson - Dora García

The Breathing Lesson

Betacam transfered to video  |   4:3  |  colour  |  sound  |  6’  |  2001

The breathing lesson is shocking and strange. Treating trust and domination, it explores the limits of interpersonal relationships and self-control, which, paradoxically, depend less sometimes on what one does, than on what one allows others to do.

the glass wall - Dora García

The Glass Wall

Betacam transfered to video  |  4:3  |  color  |  sound  |  30’  |  2002

The Glass Wall plants us as voyeurs before a disturbing situation, in which, like  in The breathing lesson, there is a relationship of domination and submission, although more violent in its approach, between a young woman and the voice that gives her orders through headphones, which we recognize as an older woman. The piece generates an insane situation in absolute tranquility, where the irrational voice of the narrator passes from authoritarianism to kindness in a manipulative and cruel way, gradually generating a series of complex issues around family relationships, power, etc.