LOOPS AT A SPOOL. Acto de continuación

LOOPS AT A SPOOL. Acto de continuación
Javier Artero
From 23 Sep to 19 Nov 2017




LOOPS AT A SPOOL. Acto de continuación [LOOPS AT A SPOOL: Continuation Ceremony]. In what constitutes an exercise in resistance, the installation clearly distances itself from the customary viewing and/or consumption times of the paracinematic, as it unfolds in keeping with the opening hours of the exhibition hall (at 3-hour intervals), thus positing the union of work and space as an indivisible autonomous entity.

As the title suggests, and in line with the project that preceded it (NEVER ODD OR EVEN: Una maniobra de posicionamiento, 2016), the palindromic condition is a constant on both the technical and conceptual planes, for the narrative oscillates and repeats itself indefinitely like "loops at a spool".

Consequently, on these premises the installation proposes the poetic representation of a ceremony. But this ceremony, rather than marking an opening or closing, is contemplated as an intermediate state, understanding the apparent absence of events as an event in itself.

Finally, the experience of time conferred upon the space by the cyclical movement of light and shadows in the room, as well as the solemnity of the subtle sounds composed from orchestra rehearsals, is an invitation to reflection on various levels, from the socio-political to the meta-artistic.   Javier Artero


The exhibition catalogue features an essay by Deborah Keller titled A walk through 'unspeakable' landscapes.


Openning: September 22nd, 20.30h.

Educational workshop: October 7th & November 5th,11.30 to 13.30h.

Guided tour: November 5th, 12.00h.





Javier Artero

Melilla, 1989

BFA from the University of Málaga (2012). Noteworthy projects include NEVER ODD OR EVEN (2016), El Periplo (2015) and La disección lúcida (2013). He has exhibited at the CAAC (Seville), the Russian Museum Collection (Málaga), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), Museo Es Balaurd (Palma de Mallorca), Fundación Valentín de Madariaga (Seville), Galería Isabel Hurley (Málaga), ELBUTRÓN (Seville) and LOOP Barcelona, among other venues.

Artero has won several distinctions, including the DKV / ES BALUARD video art production grant, Art@Tell Third Edition, ART 35 Fundación Banco Sabadell, and the ARP residency grant from the University of Málaga. His work can be found in the collections of DKV Seguros, Museo Es Baluard, Fundación Banco Sabadell and the University of Málaga, among others.

Photo: Paula Hérvele/ Diario Sur.





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