MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND
37 and 30 min.
Single-channel. Digital 2K. 4:3
B/W and Colour. Stereo

58. Biennale di Venezia 2019

To lose your head (Idols) - Catalonia in Venice

11 May - 24 November
Calle Quintavalle, Castello 40, Venezia

Catalog text: English, Catalan
An archive holds fragments of toppled statues. In a corner, a fan stirs the atmosphere. The air caresses the archivists’ measured movements. The hum of the motor and the drawn-out wait induce sleep:

In a dream, soldiers and civilians smile, motionless.

                                                        (Faraway shots, bullets whistling and explosions).

In another dream, there are just stones, indifference and oblivion.

                                                        (None of the above is real or true).

Based on a story by F. Kafka, translated by W. Muir.
Mark