Encyclopedic Sequence: The World at the Tip of the Nose


En "Secuencia enciclopédica", la ubicuidad de lo visual sigue dirigiendo las aparentemente seguras territorializaciones del sujeto y evidenciando la estructura ordenadora y jerarquizante de la cámara oscura que, como un home sweet home y defensa a ultranza de la supervivencia del ego, sigue imponiendo su vocación omnívora y panóptica. La delicada indeterminación que se vive entre autonomía y automatismo continua siendo una manera de darse ciegamente a las rutinas de la fenomenología contemporánea y, por consiguiente, una manera también de aceptar el engaño como única vía epistemiológica.

Encyclopedic Sequence - Left view of Installation

"Encyclopedic Sequence" continues exploring my interest concerning the camera obscura, but specially its relation to questioning the nature of its role in the construction of contemporary knowledge. In earlier works of mine, the camera obscura was presented as a living habitat, the "home sweet home" of today's subjectivity. In fact, the intent, all along, was to show the ubiquity of the visual regime, and the unsuspected considerations that such omnipresent structure could have in our daily experiential routines. The delicate indetermination that exists between the autonomous and the automatic, the volitional and the dependent, the proactive and the reactionary, influenced all those considerations, and sent them on a different route. Here, the figure of the puppet that shows its symptomatology only in what is false, in short, what is truly his, comes to play an important role. I must confess, for me, the visual is the purely paranoiac. It is constructed on the evidence of distance, separation and antipathy. Its anticipation of facts conditions the rest of existence building an economy of expectation, a watching out that insures, or so it hopes, an advance of what is to come. The force of knowledge, I guess, is in foreknowledge.

Encyclopedic Sequence - Right view of Installation

As part of the one hundred year celebration of the «Setmana Tràgica», and as homage to Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, founder of The Modern School, and executed without trial for its anarquist leanings, «Encyclopedic Sequence» adds arguments to the ubiquitous ordering of the visual regime.

Encyclopedic Sequence - Review of the show L'Escola Moderna in La Vanguardia

Review at La Vanguardia for «L'Escola Moderna» at Galeria H2O, Barcelona.