ZELIG/EQUISOAIN, 15th May, Photo-Video ExhibitionPosted: May 8, 2010
Saturday 15th May, 20:00
Axel-Springer, 40, 3.OG
Site-specific pictures (scale 1:1), hanging in the very same space they’re showing. With this exhibition I want to call attention to the invisible, the unnoticed mundane. This pictures aim to pay attention to those small details which usually go unnoticed. Therefore these pictures do not add new images, but adapt themselves to existing reality and architecture, textures and colors. They are Chameleon Pictures.
Roberto Zelig (Santiago de Chile, 1976) is a social quick-change artist who works in the field of site-specificity, mainly on the issue of multiple-personality, neurotic insecurity, as well as physical and mental mimicry.
Series “Mujeres (Woman)”
Darling… I love you, 2003-2007, 5:20 min
Innocence, 2007, 2:58 min
All of us women are Joan of Arc, 2005, 7:00 min
Comedy 7, 2003, 2:37 min
The Insel, 2004, 7 min
Place, 2007, 4:48 min
Eternity, 2008, 6:45 min
Mistic of Love, 2010, 14 min
Night photographs of buildings of gas stations. The idea starts from a quotation from the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s: “I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and things belong together. I’m not quite sure where that is just yet. But I know what it’s like. It’s like Tiffany’s.” It represents the search of an imaginary paradise, the place that provides security – physical and mental security -, fictitious security, maybe fake security, but security after all, security more than enough for our own peace of mind.
Series of photographs of interior ramps of car parks. It starts from a cinematographic quotation in Gilda: “I hate you so much, I think I’m going to die from it… darling.” Hatred as a contradiction, as the beginning of passion. Maybe these photographs are the innards of an animal, a clean and cold animal, without viscosity, made of darkness and depth whose name, to put it without any kind of dramatism, is hatred.
Roberto Equisoain (Pamplona, 1973) is videoartist and photographer. He has lived and worked in Berlin since 1998, where he regularly exhibits his work.
He investigates the relationship between text and image within the frame of audiovisual recycling. His texts consist of reflections, puns, fragments of conversations or the reprocessing of other texts. The images develop on the basis of reused film material which is manipulated or recontextualized. Both languages come into contact generating and creating new meanings in this way.
He also experiments with different forms of intimate documentary film, the exploration of urban space, with chance as a constructive element and with the poetic intervention in spaces.