Young Spanish artist, who was already acquired by important museums around Europe, Mar Hernández uses engraving, photography and illustration to look for the boundary between destruction and restoration.
Empty interiors are overlaid onto photographies of abandoned spaces. The final result is a frozen image of a family portrait where all the characters have been canceled.
Without any human being the space is perceived as submerged in a loaded, oppressive silence where the objects are the only witnesses left of the lives of the others, who transport the public into an unresolved dimension of time.
Going back and forth is a movement led by two vectors having the same strength, which are able to generate a human archeology, capable to look through the ruins of time, trying to give locations voice once again. However, absent any life form, the result is inevitably mute.
• The Trilogy of Silence
Wherever matter exists there is sound. Therefore sound is a mere try out.
As it happens with vacuum –another physical phenomenon which exists only theoretically- it’s the most accurate representation of its opposite.
Denying sound means to deny the space where it spreads, the air through it lives; it is to give up on mankind.
It’s a claustrophobic sphere where nothing happens, where time doesn’t move.
Although, the physical impossibility of creating nothingness, has always created a deep, inconclusive, attraction.
Robert Rauschenberg made it visible in his White Paintings, monochromatic works where the white pigment on the surface of the canvas. The modular construction made each painting a chapter of a mute, dense narrative. Rauschenberg’s work scattered the conceptual definitions of empty and full, pure and contaminated. He brought the idea of spatial dimension to the maximum philosophical abstraction.
Strongly influenced by his research, the artist and composer John Cage, made silence – auditory equivalent of vacuum – his main field of investigation.
The climax of his research can be found in the work 4’ 33’’, controversial piece at the limit of performance, completely lacking of sound except for the audience ground noise, each time different, like a subtle and persistent expression of life.
Following the same path, the Trilogy of Silence speaks about humanity through its absence.
Three artists, three shows, three different languages, where people are described only through their actual or dystopian traces: shadows, architectures, interiors become the most raw, real and poetical expression of themselves.
Works submerged by a gravitational force that’s only internal, where sound, time and space are deconstructed to be remembered or denied, sometimes rewritten.
Like a season-long videotape, the project will be controlled by Fast Forward, Stand-By and Rewind commands. These are extremely descriptive of the works presented as they refer to the only circumstances where sound exists but can’t be perceived.
Young Spanish artist, who was already acquired by important museums around Europe, Mar Hernández uses engraving, photography and illustration to look for the boundary between destruction and restoration. Empty interiors are overlaid onto photographies of abandoned spaces. The final result is a frozen image of a family portrait where all… Leggi tutto