Curated by Macu Moran for Fundación CAM Alcoi, Alicante, Spain
The audiovisual exhibition ELEMENTAL FLUID uses water as a preconceiving iconography of the philosophical theories about the flow of time, through works made by different artists at different times.
Water, as a fundamental element, is related in classical philosophy with emotion and intuition, in Tao with intelligence and wisdom and in Chinese astrology with sensitivity and persuasion. Water integrates, allegorically, unavoidable components of the history of universal art.
Logic automatically associates water natural state of flow with movement as a Universal law, as well as with the perpetual continuum of transformation of the world as reality -the pre-Socratic fysis - and with the synaptic currents of the neuronal activity processes of the human brain.
The show ELEMENTAL FLUID relates the flow of water to the flow of time and the flow of ideas, highlighting the audiovisual medium as a means that intrinsically incorporates the fourth dimension, the ethereal and vital time, capable of sublimating all our senses.
However, ELEMENTAL FLUID claims a relativistic temporal flow, in which the past, the present and the future depend essentially on the frame of reference used. The exhibition selects some of the infinite permutations that the relationship between art and the space-time binomial has contemplated, reflecting the physical and geometric complexity of human experience.
ELEMENTAL FLUID opens a gap for the innovative theories proposed by the quantum revolution, which admit simultaneous possibilities antagonistic with the unidirectional determinism directed towards the abstract and perfect world of the ideas of Plato.
The show intersperses the surrealism of Maya Deren in "At Land" (1944) with the futuristic imagination proposed by Marina Nuñez in "Ocaso" (2007), the existential doubts of Paloma Navares in "Els banyets" (1987), the determination that Fernando Baena expresses in "Perseverancia" (2006) and the flow captures that Gianfranco Foschino exhibits in "Seda Líquida" (2010).
Els Banyets, 1987, Paloma Navares
At Land, 1944, Maya Deren
Seda Líquida, 2010, Gianfranco Foschino
Perseverancia, 2006, Fernando Baena
Ocaso, 2007, Mariña Nuñez