Gran Canaria Espacio Digital presents “El dedo en el ojo”

Gran Canaria Espacio Digital presents “El dedo en el ojo”

2018-09-19T01:00:56+00:00 By |

“El dedo en el ojo” (five contemporary visions from the canaries)”, is an approach to the recent work of five canarian artists who work the video media from different perspectives. It brings together various ways to relate to the world through video, which are in the vague boundaries of videoart, short film, documentary, and video- installation.

David Pantaleón opens the show with “Nationalism”. Composed images made mainly with images which he has found during his research in some archives, are the main material to build this video-installation that reviews the concepts of “island”, “isolation”, “periphery”, and “nationalist feeling”, tacking them with the lave flow.
“Hurdle (Haikus)” is Pedro Deniz´s work, a video-installation which is framed in his mayor work “Meridianos Simbólicos del Dolor”, which he started developing in 2014. It is a metaphoric reflection of that feeling that leaves a print on us, that it is inspired in a small phrase printed on a self-serving sugar package: “Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”.

Cayetana Cuyás presents “Historia de la Historia”, a prelude of her work “The Prado and the moon”. She digs in family remembrances to build an identity that is half real, half fiction, just like memory is. “Historia de la Historia” looks into what self-image construction has meant from its beginning until now.
Yapci Ramos in “I Don´t Mind II”, shows us a portrait series of various persons in these kind of moments in which we all take conscience of our sexuality, our body and our own pleasure regardless of our condition. Her work deals with this issue putting a distance from omnipresent external glance, and in this way approaches us to the solitude and indetermination of the human being.

Gabriel Hernández is interested on the spatial aspects of human experiences and activities, the transformation of our spatial conceptions, and the way we appropriate them. “Parts of Some Quintet” places the spectator in the brilliant moment of a doubt: Can a video be and not be in two different places at a time but in different ways? What is a video? His work is this big question that closes the show, with the convictions that it generates more questions than answers.

Yapci Ramos in “I Don´t Mind II”, shows us a portrait series of various persons in these kind of moments in which we all take conscience of our sexuality, our body and our own pleasure regardless of our condition. Her work deals with this issue putting a distance from omnipresent external glance, and in this way approaches us to the solitude and indetermination of the human being.

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