Residency: David Ferrando
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Apr
2014
20
Jun
2014
David Ferrando project produces 'Culto Solar', winner of the grant DKV Seguros-Álvarez Margaride
CATOPTROPHILIA
, 2013, digital animation with sound of David Ferrando. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Residency: David Ferrando

David Ferrando project produces 'Culto Solar', winner of the grant DKV Seguros-Álvarez Margaride

21
Apr
2014
20
Jun
2014
Venue: LABoral Centro de Arte
Residency: David Ferrando

CATOPTROPHILIA
, 2013, digital animation with sound of David Ferrando. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Culto Solar, by the artist David Ferrando (Negreira, A Coruña, 1978), has been selected as the winning project of the DKV Seguros – Álvarez Margaride Production Grant, announced jointly by the insurance company and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial de Gijón. David Ferrando will develop his project during an two-month art residency at Plataforma 0. Centro de Producción de LABoral, as a previous step to its presentation to the public from June 21 to September 14 of this year.

Culto Solar is a video installation that consists of a high-definition projection on a free-standing screen, a large format drawing occupying a good part of the floor of the exhibition area, a round showcase, as if it were an altar, with several elements inside, and a piece of video for monitor related with sculpture.

David Ferrando, whose art work shows his interest in the hybridisation of cosmic elements, technology and socio-political organisation, and how it has been managed in different moments of history. The starting point for Culto Solar is the fact that from different perspectives we can see the persistence of pyramidal structures of power, run by elites that have used diverse narratives along the centuries to legitimise their mediator role between nature and society. In this regard, the artist is very interested in “how the current mismatch between technological development and political involution seems to take us towards some kind of post-cybernetic neo-medievalism”.

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