Donostia, 1970. Graduate in Fine Arts from the University of the Basque Country in 1995. Erasmus at the University of Fine Arts in Porto. Courses and scholarships at Arteleku, Bilbaoarte, Fundación Miró, Mojácar and Tavira. Participation in collective projects: exhibitions and in the Internet. Individual shows in different galleries. Read more
Persecución is a procedural project involving music, video, photography, drawings and texts that will finally take shape in the form of a book. It has been created through daily activity over several years. This has involved ongoing exercises of deconstruction (and/or destruction) of references. On the one hand, the model itself is directly reused, and, on the other hand, variations are made on a continuous basis.
In fact, it draws on some aspects of Godard’s film Weekend. It is another tormented journey by another bourgeois couple (the same person), who want to escape the moral misery of their daily lives and find a (terminal) paradise. The car functions as a metaphorical central thread, the means of salvation and at the same time the (symbolic) cause of the problem (collapse). The beginning and end of the West. Capitalism.
Persecución is a failed narrative created with frozen drawings and dead dialogues. Using chance and chaos to give order to a story of unfinished sequences. The characters – absent – respond with set phrases and contradict themselves. They show their thoughts, fears, dreams, ideas, etc. They do nothing but celebrate the absurd.
Questions appear in an obsessive way, such as: what is conventional? How can it be identified, annihilated, and finally recovered?
The book is a journey towards drawing itself. From the figurative to the abstract, from the line to the stain, from the photographic to the graphic.