WHAT IS ABOUT
The work talks metaphorically about the individual and society through the feathers and the action of flying.
An innovative art project in which the public interacts and is connected with the work in a direct and participatory manner.
It is produced in the same place where it is exhibited (site-specific), unique as the time and space of it's conception.
Experiments in different techniques are carried out: photography, video, installation, performance arte and collective action..
WHAT MOVES ME TO DO THIS?
Continue this innovative art project in which the public ceases to be mere observer to be a part of the work, a project committed to requests also commitment from the other to generate and promote the idea of collectivity.
Involve, surprise, to reflect on and participate to everyone who sees the project and follow it. From April through collective action initiated via Núa magazine continues in May through the Kulturpalast Wedding gallery in Berlin and finally in September in espace or25rjj Loupian in France, the entire process will be documented later in the web.
Connect the contemporary art with the public, out of the usual circuit of the art, create a commitment to the other through a simple artistic action. To engage the spectator of the concept of the project: the sum of all we will "fly".
WHAT I'M GOING TO INVEST YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS?
I have done a budget with the minimum that i can carry out the project. Includes expenses from different essential items:
- A small part for the materials with which will be the new installation
- Transportation Expenses
- For the first time I want to make a book documenting the entire process. By the ephemeral nature of the work but is not documented can be shared more than with the people that are unable to navigate to the gallery. To be a processual work this seems necessary. As well the book would be composed of a series of images taken from the year 2008, the texts, the actions and documentation of the three installations: Madrid, Berlin and Loupian.
- Rewards expenses to the patrons.
WHEN IT IS GOING TO BE MADE
The project culminates between late September and early October of 2012 at Espace or25rjj, Loupian (France) invited by the artist and curator Pascale Fiapp. This space provides me two weeks of accommodation to developed this project making a site-specific work on the space. information about the space
WHY DO I NEED YOUR HELP?
Currently have grants or sponsorships is impossible (sorry about the negativity, but it is the reality), nobody can or wants to invest contribute to the development of the art. This in our country (Spain) always latent state but now is fulminant.
It seems that this new way, in which all the people can participate to the development of thought and emotion that we choose, can be a very good alternative. Each person can assess and contribute inside their possibilities, art had always being on the elite hands, through crowdfunding becomes something of all of us.
With a small contribution we can make the ideas materialize. I hope that the idea and emotion that the work wishes to communicate and develop its on your interest ... and then, among all its realization to be possible.
CONCEPT OF THE WORK
To introduce the work i would like to start talking about, Who is this collector? The feather collector is an individual exhausted by the haste that runs large cities. More specifically, the arduous rhythm of everyday life. The social pressure that, even when tyring to be fought against, ends up dragging one into an unstoppable tornado of doing, producing, acheiving, competing, possesing, being more, having more...
I am the feather collector, and with the feeling or need to depart from this pace I start a search of the vacuum and the silence, both difficult to find in the big cities.
This search I begun it in the field, specifically in Normandy in the summer of 2008. In this new environment in which i chose unknown, start a new daily activity, this was to go for long walks in the field and collect the feathers that was found.
I spent months walking and collecting the "bodies" that lie on the earth... and a question came upon me: when is the feather more free? When united to other feathers, all functioning as part of another body? Or once separated, alone and function-less, at the mercy of the wind, water and other elements that might move it onward?
I could say, I see on the feather my being, which, at that time, has decided to break with their social group and I find myself without a clear direction, without a clear role in the social machinery.
"The Collector" is a work in progress and since 2010 is generated in the own spaces where they are going to exhibit (site-specific). Since 2008 it has gradually been transformed starting in a first moment with a internal gaze, joined a social malaise, and followed by the observation of nature. It is now in 2012 that the gaze returns toward the social collective, this time without discomfort, but with a fresh look, with a new energy and a sense of what we are or what we may be.
This last it is translated in a collective action launched first through the magazine NÚA in Vigo and then from the gallery of the Kulturpalast Wedding at Berlin.
This action is a metaphor for freedom but this time instead of individual is social. Under the title "Return to flying"/"Wieder fliegen können" we're going to make 101 new feathers fly, and they keep flying aimlessly until August 2012 date on which again are gathered in the south of France. In September this action will culminate with a new installation and performance of "The Feather Collector". While the 101 feather are flying i am collecting 900 feather more, we will see how many feathers we will get at the end, maybe 1001?
The exhibition has two video installations "when is it more free the feather? " and "The egg never drops" next to the new installation and performance "Return to flying"
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