Curator: Jean-François Chougnet | Session: Open Call – Screening of competition finalists
Inflasjon (inflation) A metaphorical reflection on the current Venezuelan territory and situation through the realization of a local action: the progressive inflation of a terrestrial globe over my body. The air penetrates and transforms the object, expanding the limit of the container´s capacity which, despite being inflatable, remains latent in undefined territories. The instability is generated from a search for a condition of equilibrium, to maintain my own air contained in the globe static, alluding to Atlas, titan of Greek mythology condemned to carry on his shoulders the pillars that kept the Earth separated from the Heavens. My body lies on a stable surface, the horizontality devised and described as another approach to the sculpture of the titan, its punishment was to hold the orb distinguishing its capabilities, its resistance. Is the world sustainable when there are inflationary processes that are degenerate in the economy of countries in precarious conditions?
Production and video performance: MAx Provenzano
Camera assistant: Naysa Andrade