2015, salami, import regulations, video, HD, color, sound, 60 min,
two plastic crates;
I apologize to start this message with a tricky question, but please,
let me ask you something:
what do you do when you have absolute power?
Have you ever feel this, even for a second?
I mean, when you blink and then you realize that
you’re in the right moment and the perfect position to
do whatever you want, especially to someone else.
Do you know this? Do you ever experience this pervasive
sensation to have complete domain over the other?
Let’s say, a master before a crowd of eager pupils expecting
to be illuminated, or a mother confronting the remorseful son
right after being caught in major fault. Have you ever
been the master or the mom?
What do you do when you are in the situation
to give a lesson, to impose a view, to conquer a land, to
win a match? What can you do with other’s disposition
to submit to your power?
I ask you about it since I feel confused
when I’m the one ruling a situation.
Don’t you ever think about the absolute dependent,
the weakest, the one who accept your unlimited power
without a shadow of a doubt?
Don’t you feel strange before the one who
surrenders without struggle?
Don’t you find yourself in a completely uncomfortable
situation once your invincibility is revealed?
And what about the one who ignores that you are
unable to even take care of yourself but, nevertheless,
trust you to the point to put his or her life in your hands
as if it was as simple as a children’s board game?
Well, I think about it.
And then, the thought about my power dissolves
that power in hesitation. So, the other, the one who
abandoned from the beginning
his or her will for the sake of mine’s, reveals powerful
and perfect, surrounded by the beautiful aura of his or
her absolute trust, of his or her infinite fragility,
impossible to be broken by any other’s power,
by no action of whatever force.
This situation reveals a space in between,
a moment where power collapse and both
master and pupil resign to every possible position,
becoming a very deep void or an unnamed lacking.
I call this a relationship. Or a miracle.
And both are impossible to be represented.
Víctor Albarracín Llanos, 2015
2014, C-Print, 164 x 114 cm framed in oak, black concrete panel
with glass, 60 x 40 cm, Video, HD, color, sound, 4 min 13, iron construction,
95 x 40 x 17 cm, walker, 40 x 80 x 90 cm, iron, oak wheels;
The childrens walker should teach the child to walk. Walk into a world of
black concrete floor, heated, not cool, yet hard. The creatures of this
world: the Rhinocerus, fast, fraydig and cunning they should be.
To survive is a challenge. The end is coming anyway.
The path leads into the cathedral for a game,
which is not perceived. So it remains a game,
the Cross of Christ immanent part,
trapped in a construct of iron and geometry.
The rules are constructed, to break them seems
to be a tagert.
But the original life, the wild life, which would like to
let off steam - is missing.
One could also say, it lacks health ... CHRONIC SENSE!
2013, mirror, 19 m x 32 cm, concrete slab, 215 x 65 cm,
4blue wheels, wood construction 225 x 75 x 55 cm,
blue straps, mirror 65 x 55 cm, rope and hook
2013, C-Print, 30 x 20 cm, framed in walnut © Max und Mozart +
Margarethe und Marie - Antoinette
"This realization came too late."
Marie Antoinette and Mozart met as children at the court in Vienna.
If you will, it was love at first sight. Exuberant lifestyles.
Les autres chiennes. Decapitated and poisoned.
Conspiratorial gatherings on the Rhine.
An aesthetic staging of the garden: a mirror,
a rolling concrete slab and a bulky vehicle.
The production of the garden scenery is used
to create a venue for the actual action that is
to take place at dawn: The goal is to conquer the river.
The world in hands, the vehicle at the feet,
the load of the concrete intermediate.
The journey is arduous, the history (not) on
the side of the actors.
The romantic image of the action is an illusion,
yet both are children of their time, no matter what!