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Lúa Coderch. ‘Wind Palace’ [Palau de Vent]

— Videocreation Award 2021 (Ex-Aequo) a Co-production of the Territorial Centres of the Public System of the Visual Arts Equipments of Catalonia, Arts Santa Mònica, the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya and LOOP.

4 November 2021 — 9 January 2022

Lúa Coderch. ‘Wind Palace’ [Palau de Vent]
Lúa Coderch, 'Palau de Vent' [Wind Palace], 2021 Still from the video.

Winning project of the 7th Edition of the Videocreation Award, ex-aequo with ‘The Potential History of Francesc Tosquelles, Catalonia, and Fear’ by Mireia Sallarès.

There are forms of disorientation that are not so much related to finding or searching for a direction in space or time as to the experience of a more diffuse and profound loss of meaning. Far from dealing with grand epic gestures, Wind Palace [Palau de Vent] is an exploration of the question of disorientation, a vital disorientation that is experienced as individual but is in fact shared, and that derives from the disorientation that comes from the realization that the stories that structure our lives are a kind of contemporary prophecy, outdated but still valid, that never end up being fulfilled. The video project freely adopts the structure of a classical tragedy, where a faceless protagonist walks through a nocturnal landscape, as in a dream, and the narrative seems suspended in time, without a denouement and without a moral lesson. As a chorus, he is accompanied by three dubious and elusive characters, the result of a revision of the figure of the mythological mermaid: voices that represent at once knowledge, attraction and danger, but also the possibility of tracing a meaning and a cardinality of their own.

 

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