4’19 Video and images with diverse dimensions
Madrid, Spain 2021 and Cerveira Portugal, 2022
An Ubuntu principle says, “I am because we are”. Formed from the gathering of particles from diverse bodies, then disseminated through other bodies, dust is reminiscent of interdependence and plurality.
From the dust that travels through the Sahara desert taking nutrients from Lake Chad and fertilizing the soils of the Amazon, to the viral particles that have surrounded the planet, calling into question our current lifestyles, the interdependence between the human and the non-human is a fundamental and urgent principle. Interdependence defies national and social boundaries and reminds us that, like dust, we are tiny particles of a collective body.
An excerpt of the introduction of Cuerpo Colectivo:
dust disrupts the fiction of individuality :::…:..::..
a multiplicity of bodies disseminated by other bodies
human and more than human
bodies that are not yet understood as bodies
in between permanence and transition, dust is infinite relationality :::.
fluid and smokey, dust defies national boundaries and social constructs
dust is sovereign and rebellious
unstoppable and uncontrollable ::…:::….
as a hybrid being between the inert and the living,
in its infinite rebirth, dust is immortal …:::.
dust sprouts, reproduces and displaces in conversation with time, space and movement
existing in hybrid temporalities, and through multiple dimensions
dust is an indicator of the passage of time …::.:..:::
the DNA of our presents, synthethized complexity
bringing information about the past and future
dust knows who we were and probably who we are
dust represents the power of the minuscule, of what seems invisible but is nevertheless ubiquitous ..:.
[a fragment of the introduction]
Exhibited at Follow the Dust – Art at a Time Like This 2020
and at the XXII International Art Biennial of Cerveira, Portugal, 2022
What do Snails Think About Nuclear Power Plants? – Arde – Fictions / Facts – Environmental Matrix – If You Listen to Nettles, They Won’t Sting You – Das Zentrum von Gestern – Intersecting Mediterranean(s) – The Land of Thunder and Lightning – Aqualiteracies – Reset (Quimérico) – Babel Media Art – ERROR 14-92 – Who? Where? – Ciudad Anfibia – Beyond the Döner – How high? – 1m² Parque la Independencia – Papel Soberano – Unitedstater – A Picture with a Latina – Public Complaint Office – Wiping Out My National Identity
- What do Snails Think About Nuclear Power Plants?
- Fictions / Facts
- Environmental Matrix
- If You Listen to Nettles, They Won’t Sting You
- Das Zentrum von Gestern
- Intersecting Mediterranean(s)
- The Land of Thunder and Lightning
- Reset (Quimérico)
- Babel Media Art
- ERROR 14-92
- Who? Where?
- Ciudad Anfibia
- Beyond the Döner
- How high?
- 1m² Parque la Independencia
- Papel Soberano
- A Picture with a Latina
- Public Complaint Office
- Wiping Out My National Identity