un mar en el que no se nada [2003]

video poetic anthology : selection of videos [click on any image for more information] for the project room at paris photo.

participating artists: ulises carrión, mariana castillo, rafael lozano-hemmer, rodrigo loyola, francis alÿs, carlos amorales, fernando llanos, pilar echezarreta, irene clouthier, cristian manzutto, adolfo dávila.

from the press release (november, 2003):

«the videos presented in this selection were chosen using two constraints, the first nationality: unavoidable, given that mexico is the guest country in this edition of paris photo. the second —self-imposed— video as poetry: not in its content, but structurally, that is videos constructed and edited as if they were poems.

the idea of using poetical construction as a curatorial criteria started after a conversation with jorge volpi in which we wondered: if cinema as a narrative genre evolved from theatre to the novel, wouldn't video-art be the closest genre to poetry?... [click here to continue reading]

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