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Carles Congost


Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 10:16 | Espagne | 2012

Paradigm represents a departure both formally and conceptually from the artist?s previous works. This new piece represents a commitment on behalf of the artist to an overtly cinematographic language placing his discourse in the renovated territory of the suggestive and the ambiguous. This work presents a highly recognizable situation within the police procedural genre, both in films and TV series. The characters that take part in the story appear gradually and in slow motion becoming integrated in a setting that, to begin with, leaves little room for improvisation. In spite of the multiplicity of familiar spaces represented in the first scenes of the film, the narration progressively releases subtle and disturbing signals that aim at articulating a mysterious choreography, a kind of ritual that shifts the fortuitous encounter between characters to an unwonted place. In this video we find numerous references to contemporary films and film directors such as the mythical western Once Upon A Time In The West, (1968), directed by Sergio Leone. The original soundtrack of Paradigm was composed by the Greek musician Evripidis Sabatis and Stefano Maccarrone, member of the Barcelona-based pop band Mendetz.

Carles Congost (Olot, Spain, 1970) has a BA in fne arts from the University of Barcelona. He has exhibited individually in Espai 13 / Fundació Miró, Barcelona; Espacio Uno / MNCARS, Madrid; CASM, Barcelona; MUSAC, León, Spain; CCA, Glasgow; Fundación Bilbao Arte, Bilbao; Gallery Luis Adelantado, Valencia; Gallery Horrach Moyà, Palma de Mallorca; Gallery Joan Prats, Barcelona; Artericambi, Verona (Italy); among others. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; PS1/MOMA, New York; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; IMMA, Dublin; f a projects, London; Santralistambul, Istanbul; Müczarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest; etc. He has also been invited to carry out specifc projects for the editions of the fairs: ARCO` 01, Madrid; Artissima` 06, Torino; and Frieze` 08, London