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Momentos que marcaron el mundo I, II, III

2012-2013
Work structured in 3 chapters, of 3′ each
PREMIÈRE LOOP 2013

 

Momentos que marcaron el mundo I (World´s significant moments I) juxtaposes the long shot of a nowadays street in La Habana and the audio archive from the CNN live broadcasting the fall of the Berlin wall, in 1989. This simple disjunction between image and sound suggests the persistence of an ideological system which already fell apart in certain parts of the world, but still conditions life in Cuba.

Momentos que marcaron el mundo II (World´s significant moments II) juxtaposes images from a popular music festival in the city of Barcelona and the audio archive of the manifestations and street protests of the M-15 movement, which marked the most recent socio-political events.

Momentos que marcaron el mundo III (World´s significant moments III) is on production and will show images of flickering neon lights in China in contrast with the audio of an extract from a speech by Fidel Castro on Chinese communism.

 

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Adrian Melis

La Habana, Cuba, 1985. Lives and works in Barcelona.

“My work explores the relation between the frames imposed by the socio-political, legal or economical structures, and the strategies generated by persons who try to evade o subvert those rigid rules. My intention is to demonstrate tensions between regimes of productivity and unproductivity, presence and absence, pacification and labour power. I am interested in provoking needs, which satisfy real needs. In that sense, I mobilize social behaviours, inserting my process into the social realm though the gesture, which transforms me into a mediator of this behaviour and its formats of expression.”

 

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