PROJECTS / FOSA COMÚN / ANYWHERE BUR HERE / I SEE MYSELF AS AN IMAGE / SOBRE LA PRE-PRODUCCIÓN / PACIFICACIÓN TELEVISADA / EL HORIZONTE ES RELACIONAL / UNIÓN Y VACÍO / DENTROFUERA / CIRCUITO CERRADO II / CIRCUITO CERRADO I / SANEAMIENTO / EL PESO DE LA VERDAD / El ERROR DE LO MECÁNICO
CIRCUITO CERRADO I
Circuito Cerrado I (Closed Circuit I)
Suspended tv monitors, light box for video reproduction, DV camera.
This work was presented in 2014, in the Art Room CCU, for the Reticular of the Aduana Collective show, curated by Andre Josch and Daniel Cruz. The show took place in the Art Room of the Mall Plaza Vespucio of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Chile, and was a part of the Visual Art Annual program: Cero a la Izquierda, curated by Patricio Zárate for the project Mueso sin muros.
This video installation reflects on the way in which communication media acts on the unconscious part of individual. It establishes a conceptual relation between the distorted identity that occurs during mediation, during which the individual identifies with the produced image and not with themselves; and the historical identity derived from changing forms of representative markings on the body. The Buddhist tonsure on monks, the shave of children in the Indian culture, the oppressive barb’s and head’s shaving on the Judean in the Nazi concentration camps, etc are all transitions/transformations, voluntary or not, that individuals suffer in their body and therefore their identity.
This CCTV shows a video performance in what the artist shave his head as a gesture of suppression in front of the communication media. Also it integrates the spectators, broadcasting in live, inviting them to perform the same act of elimination. This constructive TV show reveals the artificial manners that works behind the image machinery and establish an interpellant dialog that challenges the spectator to act/participate in this planned spectacle.
Francisco Belarmino, todos los derechos reservados 2018