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Enrique Ramirez

Cartografia para navegantes de la tierra (Cartography for earth navigators)

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Artist
Enrique Ramirez
Title
Cartografia para navegantes de la tierra (Cartography for earth navigators)
Year
2012
Duration
19 min
Format & Technical

Single channe, Video HD in engraving glass and sound; wood frame 40 x 30 cm

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2013
Presented in LOOP by
Galerie Martine et Thibault de la Châtre

In those works the artist presents some considerations related to those first trips made by the seafarers:

“The first sailors wondered how to discover the world? Why we go away from him?

Then the world seemed unique, the world seemed that it was there… Some wondered… Where do we take the light? Is the weight of our soul that drowns us in the sea, or are our memories that are floating and the wind takes them? Further, in the middle of the ocean, where the eyes do not see more than a line where the world ends, the seams of the sails were torn as the zigzag of a sailing and the fabrics shook against the wind seeming to forget them, while they tried to survive.

 800 years later, the world already was discovered and to re-imagine it we must learn to dream again… But the world was dark. Those explorers who got stuck between heaven and Earth decided to invent some machines to look again… So then, they began to write “Cartography for earth navigators”.”

By a singular and poetic approach, Enrique Ramirez’ work is multi-disciplinary, encompassing photography, cinema, literature, installation. He has mastered the rigor and lyrical power of each one of these disciplines. According to the artist, the horizon is an imaginary line between two very distinct points. Driven by the desire to cross this line, what we can see beyond the border?

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