Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Paco Nadie
Born in Thionville (France), 1972. Lives and works in Gijón
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Lucía Rivero
Born in Gijón in 1984. Lives and works in Asturias and London.
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Thr3hold
Thr3hold is a collective born in Gijón (Spain) in 2008 bringing together common visions and worries from its three members: María Fernandez, Rodolfo Lillo and Borja Requena, who also carries out a personal music project called Aermneme
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Cristina Busto
She was born in Avilés (Asturias) in 1976
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Román Torre
Candás (Asturias), 1978. Lives and works in Barcelona.
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Marián Garrido
Born in Avilés 1984. Lives and works in Madrid.
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical María Castellanos
Born in Gijón 1985. Lives and works in Pontevedra
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Demografía del dolor, poética cruel (1)
2012-2014. Video, colour, text and sound. 8’ 28’’
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical The Pond
2011. Vídeo single-channel, sound. 4’ 42’’
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Oopart I
2013. HD video. Format 16:9; 1920 x 1080. 60’
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical Cuerpo
2013. Video-performance, DVD PAL. 10’
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical
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06
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A selection of pieces from the Asturian Artists’ Archive
Lucia Rivero. The Pond (2013)

Universo vídeo. Geopolitical

A selection of pieces from the Asturian Artists’ Archive

10
Jan
2014
6
Apr
2014
Venue: Mediateca_Expandida
Universo vídeo. Geopolitical

Lucia Rivero. The Pond (2013)

For Friedrich Ratzel, one of the pioneers of the academic implementation of the term “geopolitics” at the beginning of the 20th century, and also father of the war theory known as Lebensraum or vital space, “States have many of the characteristics of living organisms”. Therefore, “a state has to grow, expand or die within living borders which are, for this reason, dynamic and subject to change”, just like the human body. A statement, it would seem, which is not far removed from the Greek proverb “Man is the measure of all things”, which inspired the European exploration and conquest of the world during humanism: a problem of scale and measure which all modern states resolved through the government of life or death, the political battle for control and the productive organisation of subjects.

Among the presence of bodies and their premeditated absence, the videos making up this exhibition are placed. The eight pieces, signed by artists who are part of the Asturian Artists’ Archive at LABoral Centro de Arte, question the objectivity of the idea of scale by means of different representational strategies of landscapes, urban spaces, objects and forms which outline the cosmos. Its aim, as stated by Marcel Duchamp, is to endow the objects and forms around us with another life - subjectivity itself, that is, a value beyond its purpose and its everyday use; a value that transcends “man as the measure of all things”.

Curator: Alfredo Aracil

Artists: Cristina Busto, María Castellanos, Sara García, Marian Garrido, Paco Nadie, Lucía Rivero, Thr3hold, Román Torre

During the inauguration enjoy music Vaporazu: Alejandro Santana, Jaime Tellado and Eduardo Romero

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