Frontera / Border – 2009

video installation in black cube 4 min, loop, sound rear projection screen, variable dimensions

The video Frontera (Border) is an intervention shot entirely on location. A static shot of a spring landscape, accompanied by the sounds of nature, is destabilised by an explosion. Red smoke then appears, invading the field of vision. Covering the landscape, the smoke then seems to retreat as if absorbed by the ground, until it disappears completely and we are again presented with the initial image. The scene was recorded at one particular location in the Corbières mountains, on the former border between Spain and France. This site, which divides the two states, has been the setting for past conflicts and the smoke in Frontera acts as a metaphor for the memories bound up there.

La vidéo Frontera (Frontière) est une intervention réalisée dans un décor naturel. Un plan fixe d’un paysage printanier accompagné par les sons de la nature est déstabilisé par une explosion, suivie de l’apparition d’une fumée rouge qui envahit le champ visuel. Après avoir recouvert le paysage, la fumée semble reculer, absorbée par la terre, jusqu’à sa totale disparition et retourne à l’image initiale. La scène a été enregistrée dans un point de l’ancienne frontière entre l’Espagne et la France, dans les montagnes Corbières. A cet endroit, qui divise les deux états, et qui a été la scène de conflits dans le passé, la fumée de Frontera fonctionne comme métaphore de la mémoire du lieu.

Exhibition views 

Forteresse de Salses, 2009


Museo Arte Contemporáneo, La Coruña, 2016

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