Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas

Descripción de una entrevista

Tania Pérez Córdova, Francesco Pedraglio

Parallel Oaxaca Oaxaca, México 11/20/2015 – 01/07/2016

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FACTS

– He moves a temporary wall previously constructed to cover one of the two doors and blocks one entrance

– With a knife, he cuts a frame into the temporary wall and partially reveals the street behind

– He starts talking…

– Imagine 9 possible scenarios for Calle Santo Tomas…

– Using the leftover cut off from the temporary wall, he traces the contour of a frame on a large sheet of paper

– Scenario 1: a man walking down a busy market with a crate of avocados on his left shoulder

– Using a brush, he glues a sheet of paper to the wall

– Scenario 2: a fleeting love story… he draws the contour, glues paper to the wall

– Scenario 3: a detective storydrawing and glueing

– Scenario 4: the beginning of a novel as a yet-to-be-written story… drawing and glueing

– Then again: the intermezzo story, the patriotic story, the filmic story, the dark story, the surreal story… all while glueing and pasting.

– In the meantime, night falls over the whole scene

– Outside on the street, a parked car with hazard lights on

– The alarm goes off

– She lowers the driver’s window

– A yellow frame is fitted onto the temporary wall as to perfectly frame the street, the sidewalk, the parked car, and her…

– Now turn of about 180 degrees on your own axis

– The 10th scenario is about her dream and goes more or less like this:

– A man and a woman, a dusty road, a car and a gun [1]


[1] (see A man in a room spray-painting a fly, ‘Scenario 53’ Pag. 108, Book Works, London 2014)

http://www.paralleloaxaca.com/

Photo: Lorena Ancona
Courtesy of Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico

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TPC&FP-Parallel Oaxaca 022

FACTS

– He moves a temporary wall previously constructed to cover one of the two doors and blocks one entrance

– With a knife, he cuts a frame into the temporary wall and partially reveals the street behind

– He starts talking…

– Imagine 9 possible scenarios for Calle Santo Tomas…

– Using the leftover cut off from the temporary wall, he traces the contour of a frame on a large sheet of paper

– Scenario 1: a man walking down a busy market with a crate of avocados on his left shoulder

– Using a brush, he glues a sheet of paper to the wall

– Scenario 2: a fleeting love story… he draws the contour, glues paper to the wall

– Scenario 3: a detective storydrawing and glueing

– Scenario 4: the beginning of a novel as a yet-to-be-written story… drawing and glueing

– Then again: the intermezzo story, the patriotic story, the filmic story, the dark story, the surreal story… all while glueing and pasting.

– In the meantime, night falls over the whole scene

– Outside on the street, a parked car with hazard lights on

– The alarm goes off

– She lowers the driver’s window

– A yellow frame is fitted onto the temporary wall as to perfectly frame the street, the sidewalk, the parked car, and her…

– Now turn of about 180 degrees on your own axis

– The 10th scenario is about her dream and goes more or less like this:

– A man and a woman, a dusty road, a car and a gun [1]


[1] (see A man in a room spray-painting a fly, ‘Scenario 53’ Pag. 108, Book Works, London 2014)

http://www.paralleloaxaca.com/

Photo: Lorena Ancona
Courtesy of Parallel Oaxaca, Mexico

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