1-channel video / 4K format / 1hr / 2018


Production Emanuel Díaz

Produced with financial support of the Mondriaan Fonds

    An image of a camera with the background of a sea and a horizon. The landscape turns 360 degrees around the camera. The camera remains still.

The sun just starts to come out behind the horizon. The sun slowly comes out from behind the camera and together with the sea they rotate around the lens of the camera. The sun slowly orbits farther and farther away from the camera.

#6 Sunrise is part of a series of videos which are ultimately sequences of a whole. Both a concept and a blurred narrative. The latter is not explicitly delineated in the course of the series but it is intuited. The sequences generate, rather than a narrative, a concept.

All these sequences are thought to be shown on separate screens. In large and small shapes, vertically and horizontally they spread into one or various spaces in different combinations resembling an aleatory puzzle which ultimately takes a more clear and narrative shape in one last sequence/installation.

The serie Talk with Dust is composed of 8 video works and explores the idea of the fantastic or extraordinary.  This fantastic is not the one that interrupts the ordinary course of things but rather that which is at once strange and present, at the same time its contradiction and its confirmation. For something to be fantastic, it is not enough to be different from the real: also (and above all) it is necessary to mix inexplicably with the real thing. In more philosophical terms we can say that the fantastic is not the other of the same but its alteration: not the contradiction of the real, but its subversion. That is why the cinematic condition of the fantastic, which on the other hand can serve as an exact definition, is not at all in the production of real or supernatural beings, but in the fact that they affect what is recognized as real and natural through a contagion of the other who comes to seize the same in person.

The feat made by the fantastic cinema does not consist only in this visible manifestation of the real as another. These are duplicated, in fact, and apparently paradoxically, by the work of an invocation of the Real as such, considered in its effective and singular existence; and in a way that is in itself quite strange. 1

1 Clement Rosset, El Objeto Singular, Editorial Sexto Piso, 2007