Els peus fixats al terra delatant cap impaciència
The Feet Fixed to the Ground Betray No Impatience
Pine wood, MDF, aluminium, tablet, video, 7’30’’, 2016
Language: Catalan with optional English subtitles
The installation consists of a 1:1 wooden reproduction of a well-know bench and a video on a tablet. The video, filmed with a cellphone and a selfie stick, draws a choreography around the original bench in a public square in Barcelona. The resulting vision is multifocal, without defining any horizon line nor gravity point and establishes a modest but new universe of physical relations with the object. Meanwhile, a person rehearses gestures and postures around the bench while evoking its origins in Haussman's 19th century Paris and different ways of gazing at public space and its ongoing changes.
Exhibition views: Group show "Cream Cheese and Pretty Ribbons" curated by Latitudes, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna (2018). Courtesy: Galerie Martin Janda. Photos: Anna Konrath. / Solo show "The Gaze Bounces Frenetically", Fireplace, Barcelona, as part of the program “Espaces d'amis” curated by Rosa Lleó for Loop Festival (2016).