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1+1+1…: ‘Locus solus. Minecraft version’ by Alejandro Palacín

— Curated by Gisela Chillida Espinosa

10 — 22 November 2020

1+1+1…: ‘Locus solus. Minecraft version’ by Alejandro Palacín
Alejandro Palacín, 'Locus solus. Minecraft version', 2020. Still courtesy from the artist.

The project 'Locus solus. MInecraft version' by artist Alejandro Palacín is part of the delocalized itinerary "1+1+1...", that will unfold throughout the Gothic and El Born neighborhoods from November 10-22.

Locus solus. Minecraft version is based on the novel of the same name by Raymond Roussel. It tells the story of the eccentric Martial Canterel who walks his guests through a private garden-museum full of sculptures and sci-fi-like gadgets. For the video presented within the framework of LOOP, Alejandro Palacín uses the logic of Minecraft to reproduce the novel’s plot while pulling from his own sculptural practice. The video game’s virtual space allows the player unlimited cubes with which to build and develop speculative sculptural work that ignore the laws of physics. Proposed as an endless work in progress, after more than three years of construction, this sculpture park has acquired a considerable size–it would take about 45 minutes to see it in its entirety. For LOOP, Alejandro Palacín has created a collective visit to this impossible sculpture park through a series of four micro-capsules in which he acts as a guide.

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