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Sebastian diaz morales
Multiverse
Vidéo, Video installation | hdv | couleur | 10'0'' | Argentine / Pays-Bas | 2018
1-channel video / 2k format / 10min / 2018 Soundscore Berend Dubbe & Gwendolyn Thomas / Photography Niels Boon / Special effects Arjan van Drunen / Production Bart van Dam Produced with financial support of the Mondriaan Fonds The multiverse (or metaverse) is a hypothetical group of multiple universes including the universe in which humans live. Together, these universes comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, energy, the physical laws and the constants that describe them. The different universes within the multiverse are called the "parallel universes", "other universes", or "alternative universes". #3 Multiverse 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 The effects on this and the rest of the works had been recreated entirely on stage without the use of postproduction editing. 1 Clement Rosset, El Objeto Singular, Editorial Sexto Piso, 2007
Sebastián Díaz Morales was born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, in 1975 and lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Universidad del Cine de Antín in Argentina from 1993-1999, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 2000-2001, and Le Fresnoy Studio des Arts Contemporains in Roubaix, France from 2003-2004. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows and presentations at Venice Biennale; Tate Modern, London; Center Pompidou, Paris; Miro Fundation, Barcelona; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; CAC, Vilnius; Le Fresnoy, Roubaix, France; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany and group shows at De Appel, Amsterdam; Art in General, NY; Ludwin Museum Budapest, Bienale Sao Pablo; Biennale of Sydney; MUDAM, Luxemburg; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. His work is represented in numerous collections, including Center Pompidou, Paris; Tate modern, London; Fundacion Jumex, Mexico; Sandretto Foundation, Torino; Sammlung-Goetz, Munich; Fundacion de Arte Moderna, Museo Berardo, Lisboa; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco. He was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009