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2008. Fernando Llanos. VI VÍDEO (analysis of the location)

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INTRODUCTION TEXT IN SELF-ADHERENT VINYL

INTRODUCTION

Urban video-intervention project done by exploiting the artist’s corporal infrastructure and underline a dynamic that the author likes to call “urban acupuncture”, creating punctual thoughts in some parts of the city where he appears as VIDEOMAN. For each edition he makes a different harness to experiment using new ways of projecting on the city streets.

Everything is recorded on video and photos, and then is edited as installation to be projected in Casa de America.

Firstly, this project tries to bring the specialized public closer to unconventional locations that are not used specifically for artistic purposes and, secondly, to make people that live or pass by these areas question aspects of daily life. 


VIDEOMAN
By Mauricio Alejo

Unlike other beings, Videoman has a superpower: to make himself noticed. This ability, that is a drag if you want to fight evil, is one of the strong points of his project. By this prominence, which is implicit but also assumed and fabricated, he achieves the dissolution of projection’s traditional space. He takes over the centre and makes it mobile. This nomadism is the key to dissolve the authority that any projection imposes on space, the attention of the spectator is necessarily focused on that which is projected.

For the accidental “audience” that takes part in the area that this “superhero” proposes there is no front, nor behind. There is no hierarchy of attention; the projector and that which is projected are equally unusual. There isn’t any privileged spot to attend the event, no established beginning or end. But there is the awareness of a projection that includes the man that generates it. For Fernando this involves the responsibility of the message on an earthly level. It’s not vain to notice that you don’t attend what Videoman’s produces; it’s part of him. He invents along with everyone present.

The bicycle is a natural extension of this nomadism. A prosthesis that symbolises the awareness he has of transport and its environmental cost. To pedal and generate the necessary energy to project is an attitude that suggests certain responsibility, necessary nowadays even in electronic arts.

In this video-intervention project there is also a reformulation of the concept of audience. Videoman is mobile but also the ones who witness the projections; location is temporary. So the one who takes part is responsible; first, to identify himself as audience and, later, to define the experience he has had.

This is a revitalization of public space; an intervention that makes it ductile; an experience to criticize and a collective reconstruction.

* Due to the nature of the project, of surprise interventions in the city at night, it’s important to have a place to continuously show a construction process and report of the project. This is the function of this space.

 

THINGS THAT TRAVELLED IN SUITCASES AND CARDBOARD BOXES

In the box
- A Dahon collapsible bicycle with separate seat.

In the black cloth suitcase
- 1 Videoman suit custom made suit.
- 2 Pair of short cloth gloves CAT.
- 5 Videoman sculptures.
- 1 sony stereo microphone.
- Portable DVD player DVP-FX810 (8”)

In the big plastic suitcase 
- 3 Barrels.
- 1 Motorcycle battery.
- 6 lights for bicycle.
- 2 rear-view mirrors.
- 1 Customized bicycle helmet with two video cameras, one for surveillance and another for an apple web.
- 1 rechargeable battery.
- 1 dynamo with triplicator.

 

PROPOSAL FOR THE SPACE AND EXHIBITION ELEMENTS

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SHOWCASE
- videoman action toys
- Sergio Alcalá’s presentation collage: 23 x 18.5 cm.
- Drawings 5 letter sheets.
- Videoman postcards.
- Postcard to promote toys, one 14.5 x 9.5 cm.


DRAWINGS TO FRAME
- Drawing: 56.5 cm high x 76.5 cm wide, a marialuisa (paspartu) 10 cm on each side.
- Drawing on the table, size of table 76 cm x 96 cm.
- Frame two 15 x 10 cm drawings.
- Frame a 12.5 x 18 cm drawing.

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RENT
Computer: - Any model with Internet incorporated. 
Projector: - Any model, but must be big.

 

 

ENTRANCE WALL
Entrance wall: 3.22 m high x 4.10 m wide.
It has a vinyl text y 3 printed photographs with matt finish 50 x 50 cm each. Framed in the same way as the drawings: Flat wood sin without paint or varnish. Straight angles, with a marialuisa (paspartu) 10 cm.

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