18-23 OCT   A CORUÑA

A fall, a fracture, a possibility

A Man Without Image

2K
stereo
color
9'
France
2020
"A man without image invites us to penetrate into the depths of history. As the artist reminds us, ""Marcel Duchamp said that 'vision penetrates matter without breaking it'"". Like a man at sea clinging to his boat, we cling today to this troubled world, to the uncertainty of life, but also to its power to shape the new history that is being written among us. A man without an image is a symbol of representation of struggle against fear, against hidden injustice, the Man without an image invites us to cross the imaginary desert that stalks our darkest and quietest nights, but also, most probably and paradoxically, the brightest nights illuminated by lightning or an ocean of questions. We can take a boat or simply walk or fly! Come on! But to venture beyond, we have to overcome numerous walls, unless we close our eyes to go through matter without breaking it. However, closing our eyes is an act of trust in the world..." [ × ]

The Yearning of Welfare

mp4
AAC
color
20'
Spain
2022
"""The Yearning of Welfare"" is the title of a documentary series that takes as its starting point the feeling of nostalgia that affects a large part of a generation in relation to their childhood and the world of the 80s and 90s. How that time is still perceived as the best years in history, as a living paradise to which it seems we will never return. This project aims to dissect this past and our memory in order to see how the current impotence in the face of an uncertain future is partly due to this idealisation of the past promoted by the capitalism of our present. " [ × ]
The hypothetical voice of a sparrow conveys its particular way of understanding the human world. Ghost or oracle, it reminds us of the bifurcations and intricacies of our relationship and wonders what will become of us when it is gone. [ × ]
The Great Silence (2014) focuses on the world's largest radio telescope, which transmits and captures radio waves to and from the farthest edges of the universe and is home to the SETI database that processes cosmic noise in attempt of finding and decoding possible messages of extraterrestrial intelligence. Located in Esperanza (Hope), Puerto Rico, it is also home to the last members of an endangered species of parrots, Amazona vittata. Allora & Calzadilla collaborated with science fiction author Ted Chiang on a subtitled script in the spirit of a fable that ponders the possibilities of communication as well as the irreducible gaps between living, nonliving, human, animal, technological, and cosmic actors. [ × ]

Never Ending

16:9
Stereo
color
12'
China, Spain
2019
Based on documented real situations, the project combines scenes to construct a first-person fiction journey from a jewellery exhibition mall to the center of the Earth. Using the kid as a symbol of future expectations, the viewer travels between consumerist fake environments, exploitation of natural resources and non-human habitats. The brightest places are compressed with dark entrails of the city of Shanghai presenting a dystopian world already here. [ × ]

Dust from Another Planet

16:9
Stereo
color
17'
Spain
2020
Dust from Another Planet takes as its starting point the images of the fall of a meteorite, the asteroid that flew over the Russian region of Chelyabinsk in 2013. In a journey from the stratosphere, we attend to the meteorite's testimonies that will allow us to discover the frustrated search for its corporeal reality. Passing through layers of infrastructure and ergonomics, the material implications of the proliferation of the digital image emerge. [ × ]