Alicia Jiménez. En Barbecho Alicia Jiménez
Born in Gijón, 1977. Lives and works in Gijón
Alicia Jiménez
Alicia Jiménez. En Barbecho
21
Jan
2010
14
Mar
2010
This installation creates an independent ecosystem that spatially reconstructs the set of values attributed to productivity and to rest based on a comparison between mechanisms of material production and processes of psychological creation-production.
Photo: Marcos Morilla

Alicia Jiménez. En Barbecho

This installation creates an independent ecosystem that spatially reconstructs the set of values attributed to productivity and to rest based on a comparison between mechanisms of material production and processes of psychological creation-production.

21
Jan
2010
14
Mar
2010
23:00 to 23:00
Alicia Jiménez. En Barbecho

Photo: Marcos Morilla

This installation creates an independent ecosystem that spatially reconstructs the set of values attributed to productivity and to rest based on a comparison between mechanisms of material production and processes of psychological creation-production.

On one hand, social and economic convention tells us that we should be productive in our jobs, be efficient, reproduce our environment, be part of it, earn money … and on the other hand, our human condition, as part of the natural organic universe, follows processes of production that are not based solely on useful production time but require time for rest, extolling it in such a way that it plays a major role in our capacity to resolve situations and in our everyday lives.

The installation inverts the imaginary of industrial and economic systems of production in order to underscore, from an aesthetic and symbolic realm closer to agricultural life, free time, leisure and rest as key elements in another type of personal growth inherent to the biological condition of human nature. 
Conventional human actions around the alienation, production systems and lifestyles associated with work, preventing control over time itself, come together in this reflection on the dizzying rhythm of our systems of social production, and the need for and appraisal of rest as a productive element in itself.

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