What happens when something is represented in World Health Organization? How does a viewfinder work? What are the processes and what are the published times for the acting to occur? What do we see and not see? The default gallery Illusion works, From Fabiola Torres ZagaAnd the He inquires about the representation of the image in the cinema. Don’t miss it # Room10 from the University Museum of Contemporary Art It will run until February 22 of this year.
Fabiola Torres Alzaga (Mexico City, 1978) is an artist who lives and works in the Mexican capital. In his career, he explored various media: cinema, installation, sculpture, photography and painting. In this case, with an emphasis on acting processes in the film space, Actos de ilusión begins her work from cinema and magic theater approaches to exploring the way we perceive reality through our gaze.
Illusion works It invites us to the play of light and shadow to create tension with the frame through a series of revelations between appearing and disappearing, reappearing and never reappearing.
His video challenges perceptions, according to viewpoints, to suggest new influences and perspectives. We are facing simple optical illusions, but everything has deceived it: distance, choice and temptation of gaze, disappearance and expectations, are the main elements working within this proposal to question the credibility and legitimacy of the vision.
Produced specifically for # Sala10 from MUAC, This work delves into the frameworks of space construction and narration in motion. The works of illusion are structured in the form of a theatrical piece: they begin with an introduction and are followed by two works, created from overlapping scenes of the appearance and disappearance of images. The viewer waits in the dark while the curtain opens, awaiting the appearance of the hidden. The imaginative sequence of images contrasts with the artist’s voice to create a dialogue of silence and presence.
As is well known, cinema is a series of fragmented images, but our vision is reconfigured to create the illusion of movement. Verbs of illusion, says Virginia Roy, the curator of this piece, allude to this fragmentation and visual perception that allows for the formation of the narrative.
In this way, the viewer’s gaze captures and frames the image, illuminates it and engages in the act of appearing and disappearing, and negotiating this revelation. In this space of mystery lies cinematic imagination, and thus the ability to disguise the image. In the piece, the rectangular black level that the artist manipulates with her hands indicates this phenomenon: a veiled, rejected, hidden and visible image at the same time, “she explained.
Fabiola Torres Zaga, Illusion works, 2020 | HD Video | 9 ‘. Until February 22nd at # Sala10 del MUAC. Requests: www.muac.unam.mx.