Re/trato, 2004

Single-channel video projection, no sound. 28’

Re/trato, 2004

Óscar Muñoz, Re/trato, 2004

Remembering is a political exercise. In a context like Colombia where civil society lives in the midst of a crossfire, product of years of civil war, the images of deaths and disappearances that flooded the media have been banalised. Throughout his work, Muñoz has reflected on the condition of the image, its social uses and the affective projections associated with it. When problematising the limits and the ethics of representation, the immutability of the images is threatened; the artist cross-examines remembrance’s ethicality, confronting us with a memory that vanishes and calls for an active agency in order to prevail. Given the lack of an image that could replace memory, by archiving it and converting its history into statistics, the images in Muñoz’s work lay bare the limit of representation that persists in memory. Re/trato is a meditation on the condition of the image, on self-representation and on the reflective effort of the thinking being in midst of a flow of events. The action documented in this video is bracketed between representation and emptiness, in a circular exercise between presence and absence, memory and amnesia.


Popayán, Colombia en 1951

Universo vídeo. Fleeting Stories
8
Jul
2011
31
Oct
2011

Reconstruction of the memory

Latest News
'Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges' starts tomorrow a retrospective of the German filmmaker Harun Farocki 'Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges' starts tomorrow a retrospective of the German filmmaker Harun Farocki

The projections of the cycle ‘Convertirse en imagen’ are co-organized with the Goethe-Institut ...

'As you see' and 'Videograms of a Revolution' close he cycle of Harun Farocki organized by LABoral 'As you see' and 'Videograms of a Revolution' close he cycle of Harun Farocki organized by LABoral

The films it is hold this Thursday, June 4, in the Auditorium of Ciudad de la Cultura and Tuesday ...

'Nicht löschbares Feuer' and 'Gefängnisbilder' this Thursday  at the retrospective cycle of Harun Farocki 'Nicht löschbares Feuer' and 'Gefängnisbilder' this Thursday at the retrospective cycle of Harun Farocki

The films included in the the cycle ‘Convertirse en imagen’, co-organized with the ...

more ...
  • Information

  • Los Prados, 121
  • 33203 Gijón (Asturias)
  • Spain
  • Phone: +34 985 185 577
  • Contact

 

Personal tools
Log in