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Nothing is what it is-

This project shares the same concepts and concerns addressed in "Interpretation issues", and also the same process. During a studying evening, I decided to take some photos with my phone of a Dan Flavin Catalog and the result was a failure because the light from my lamp desk interfered with the glossy paper. In this case, something similar happened to me.

When visiting a do-it-yourself hypermarket, I discovered a huge panel with different kinds of fluorescent light fixtures. It was spectacular, and although the exhibition was not in an art room, I experimented with a similar aesthetic and intellectual experience of one that you could encounter in a museum.

At this point, I decided to take some photographs with my phone but when I started to focus, something unexpected happened. On the one hand, the lights flickered non-stop, it was because they were not going to the same frequency as the screen of my mobile phone. On the other hand, the white lights were all dyed by different colors as a kind of rainbow. It was because the lights had different color temperatures, and although it was not very visible to the human eye, which performs a kind of automatic white balance to match them all, it was very evident when taking a picture or video.

This lighting issue made me again aware of the importance of art documentation, and the mechanisms that we use in order to build an aesthetic experience. More specifically, the importance of photography in minimal art and light sculptures, which technically have specific issues.

Once again, the light became a tool of interpretation, overcoming the minimal art discourse, and challenging Dan Flavin’s famous statement that minimal art “Is what it is and it ain’t nothing else”.

Video on canvas,2015

"The End Of the Index Logic"

Solo Show

UCO-LF. International Cotemporary Grant. Córdoba University and La Fragua Residency Program.

Combo Independent Art Space, 2015

Cordoba, Spain, 2015

Curator: Jesús Alcaide

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