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Video installation with 2 screens. Facing each other holding a conversation. Reflecting as if they were self-aware. The dialogues are taken from several fiction films. The debate of both screens is about concepts of reality, fiction and the relationship of both as media frontiers. The observer is between both screens (as if they form a corridor) but can not see them simultaneously. Both screens are in back projection.

The installation is a philosophical essay, about the existence of the projection in its cinematographic sense, and as a transmiter of contents, discourses and social-cultural presence. Its questioning is shown as if it were a dialogue, connoting a conflict over the veracity of the medium, its falsity or trickery as the very principle of its History. The audio speakers are behind the screens so they maintain the sense of dialogue between themselves. The sound design was created especifically for the piece.

The videos are looped.

The version shown in vimeo shows them side by side for practical purposes. The images are taken from Life magazine and were the simulations with mannequins and constructions designed to check the effects of nuclear bombs.

Movie audio fragments: 2001, A space odissey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968); 2010 (Peter Hyams, 1984); A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater, 2006); Allegro (Christopher Boe, 2005); Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965); Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982); Dark City (Alex Proyas, 1998); Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001); In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, 1994); Memento (Christopher Nolan, 2000); Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004); Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg, 1991); Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovski, 1983); The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985); Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979); Solaris (Andrei Tarkovski, 1972); Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995); Swordfish (Dominic Sena, 2001); The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984); Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan, 2000; Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983).

The installation exhibited in the lobby at the University Cultural Center as part of the VII International Colloquium of Cinema in the Expanded Field. National Autonomous University of Mexico. October 2017
  • Exhibition in Transitio Festival MX in the Multimedia Center for the Honorific Mention in the Festival. Arts National Center. Mexico City. March – May 2017.
  • Exhibition, in its mono-channel version, in the Atelierd Nord – ANX Gallery, as part of  Cities of the world (In Xochitl in Cuicatl, in-flower-and-in-chant) Project; curated by Miguel Jara. Exhibition sponsored by ATOPIA kunstlab. Olav Ryes Plass 2, Oslo, Norway. December 2017.
  • Presentation and exhibition in the lobby of the University Cultural Center cinemas as part of the VII International Colloquium, The Film in the expanded field. MUAC, University Cultural Center. UNAM. Mexico City. October 2017.
  • Honorific mention of the Transitio prize. Transitio Festival MX 07. Multimedia Center. Arts National Center. Mexico City. September 2017.
  • Exhibition, in its mono-channel version, in the In Xochitl in Cuicatl, in-flower-and-in-chant exhibition. Curated by Miguel Jara. Tonalá Cinema. Mexico DF. March 2017.
  • Exhibition, in a single-channel version, in the Against the grain, the medium and the time exhibition; as part of the Mexi-Kino show, curated by Alejandra Arrieta at the Chalton Gallery; London, England. September 2016.
  • Presentation in the Flaherty Film Seminar as part of the activities of Ambulante Documentary Festival 2016. Tonalá Cinema. Mexico City. The video, in its single-channel version, was roamed by several states of Mexico country. 2016.
  • Selection in its mono-channel version for the 04 Days of Reappropriation Show curated by Adriana Trujillo and María Cañas. Digital Culture Center. Mexico City 2015. All along 2016, and as part of the Film Show, it had a roaming in the MUSA Visual Culture space. Puebla, Puebla; House Nine, Cholula Puebla; Sie7eocho, Cuernavaca, Morelos; Museum of Contemporary Art of Oaxaca and La Jícara Libre Cultural Space. Oaxaca, Oaxaca. Mexico

 

Video instalación. 2 proyecciones controladas por 1 computadora y un distribuidor matrox.

Duración:  07:17 min

Medidas variables.

 

 

video installation, expanded cinema, appropiation, subtitled