Let’s talk about the conflict between the Spirit and the flesh
I say therefore: Walk by the Spirit, and do not fulfill the desire of the flesh. For the desire of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the Spirit is against the flesh, for they oppose the other to the other, in the way that they can not do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. …
( Gálatas 5:16-18)
The project deals with the apparent difficulty of integrating polarities usually presented as opposites: body and spirit, individuality and collectivity, hedonism and mysticism. These concepts are often presented as a choice to choose, or one or the other. But do we really have to choose? Is it not possible to develop individuality and community at the same time? Can you not be body and spirit at the same time? Are hedonism and mystical experience at odds?
The hedonistic aspect of the GAY PRIDE parade may seem contradictory to a spiritual proposal but in reality there is always an ascending tendency of the soul, whether conscious or unconscious, to be part of a great celebration, to dilute the self into one entity Formed by thousands of souls performing the same act simultaneously, to form part of something greater than oneself. What Michel Hulin calls «wild mystique» (La mystique sauvage, Paris: PUF, 1993) is a kind of «spontaneous mystical experience.» This spiritual aspect appears here evoked through the golden color, mystic symbol par excellence, and by the classic iconography of different spiritual traditions such as halos or rays of light that speak of the integration of our body and spiritual part.
Licenciado en Bellas Artes, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1993
2010 Residence Madrid Processions Berlin, Karl Hofer Society, UDK, Berlin.
AVAM Workshops 2010.
2008 Acquisition Prize, XIII Premi d’Arts Visuals Ciutat de Burriana, Castellón. *
2002 Resident Artist Grant, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
3rd Prize, Ibiza Biennial. *
1998 ‘Eros’ Photography Prize, Sala El Foro, Madrid.
1997 2nd Prize, ‘Portrait of a Lady’, Polygram Spain
1994 National Prize, XII Prize of Photography City of Leganés, Madrid. *
1993 Young Artist Prize, XII CertÃμes Plásticos Ciudad de Alcorcón, Madrid. *
Injuve Scholarship for the Workshop with Eiichiro Sakata, International Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France.
1992 Accesit, Young Images, Sala Amadís, Institute of Youth, Madrid. *
David Trullo presents
“You think youre a man but you’re only a toy” 2007
‘David Trullo presents topics of representation of the masculinity starting from the figure of the’ Geyperman ‘, rough and muscular doll created in 1975 and that supposes a referent of masculinity for a generation of Spanish children. Trullo unfolds a sequence of hieratic men. «You think youre a man but you’re only a toy» (2007) is a series of photographs where hybrids are distinguished halfway between the human and the inanimate, between the real and the artificial, between freedom and slavery. Significant is undoubtedly that the title of the series comes from a song that made Divine famous, breaking and ironic with any heteronormative aspect that could be insinuated.
Serie ‘You think youre a man but you’re only a toy’ 2007
Impresión lambda, papel fotográfico laminado sobre foam
50 x 70 cm
enmarcado en aluminio
edición de 5
David Trullo presents
Contemporary man perceives those works performed by Baroque artists as ‘rhetorical’ or ‘anecdotal’, without being often able to decipher the ‘other story’ that is hidden within that apparent bucolic or costumbrista scene, and which contains a political message Or satirical, but fundamentally of an ethical and moral nature that escapes us: the history that concerns human nature, its condition and its ‘anatomy of the soul’.
One of the most used writings by the artists of that time is the ‘Psychomachia’ or ‘Battle of the Soul’ by the Spanish poet Aurelio Prudencio (4th century AD). It deals, in general terms, with the heroic battle between ‘vices and virtues’ . Each episode describes in detail the dress, arms and entourage of each contender, in an allegory on the struggle of the passions and the ‘human heart in conflict’.
Another of the most used texts is Cesare Ripa’s ‘Iconology’ (1593), an extensive dictionary of symbols that provided clues and guides of representation in the allegorical tradition, to help artists represent abstract concepts such as dignity, lies , Honesty, using exclusively the human figure and symbols synthesized from objects and animals.
Psychomachia is a piece in the form of an artist’s book that deals with the representation of the immaterial idea (concepts and values) through metaphor and allegory, starting from a classic iconographic program by recycling the mentioned texts and confronting them with contemporary iconographic elements, With the final intention of being interrogated on the forms of interpreting images and the reading of symbols in the contemporary culture.
Psychomachia consists of 7 photographic portraits in which each of them is exemplified one of the 7 virtues united to one of the seven deadly sins in conveniently reorganized and dominated by a color:
The moralizing and exemplifying intention remains, although ‘contaminated’ with contemporary representations (cinema, fashion photography, beauty contests, snapshot, comic), in which both concepts and symbols interchange categories reinforcing allegory: what you see is not What is represented and vice versa. Messages overlap and empty themselves of content, adopting symbols that belonged to others. The viewer must thus reinterpret the image and rewrite its code of values.
This series completes and closes a trilogy on mythology, iconography and representation developed in two previous works:
Vierzehnheiligen -14 auxiliary saints (2004), on the figure of the mediator, the chosen one, the demigod or the superstar in an altarpiece of those 14 Christian saints famous for their power of intercession before a headache, diabolical possession or difficult birth, Privileged intermediaries between mortals and immortals in the concession of favors. These are portraits of ‘anonymous’ people, who pose as saints, according to the iconographic rules that define them and that look to the sky; Could be those intercessors or mere mortals, without the certainty of whether they are heroes or saints or crazy or impostors, could be either or none.
Fishers of Men (2006), explores group performances. Part of the figure of the Christian apostle as an example of ‘man of virtues’, facing the iconographic elements that define the figure of the bear as a stereotype of ‘hypermachus’.
Extrapolating these elements we find a group of men who (unconsciously?) Reproduce these signs with incredible accuracy: a compact group in appearance that today would be seen as a ‘sect’ in which external signs warn us about belonging to An exclusive group in which identity is formed collectively.
Artist’s book with 7 prints, signed and numbered.
Gilded print on stock paper Somerset Velvet Enhanced
40,5 x 56 cm
Few exhibitions, few scholarships and even less recognition, adorn the path of this discreet artist who has managed to get nobody knows how to live from his profession until now. If you dive on the Internet you will discover that, in the absence of imagination, he is a brazen, unrepentant, impassioned onlooker in «him» and in «who».
Jorge Bayo presents
This series, which is organized as a taxonomic presentation, is recognition and encouragement to say without complex «this is what there is»
Jorge Bayo presents
Jose y Franz (2016)
Óleo sobre papel poliéster
220 x 110 cm
Graduated in photography at the ICP in New York and in gestalt therapy by the IPG of Madrid. Since 2003 he has been professionally engaged in photography mainly as a freelance in the press and publicity, while developing his artistic vocation through projects focused on portraiture and Use of resources from psychology to photograph.
Exposición Colectiva EL VERDADERO BLANCO Y NEGRO de la COLECCION ESPACIO RAW en Centro Cultural Vicente García. San Clemente. Cuenca.
Taller fotografía consciente en ESPACIO RAW
Publicación artículo sobre Carlos Escolástico en Diario La Tribuna de Albacete http://bit.ly/1Sroa3C
Publicación artículo sobre el proyecto Thaipussam en Diario Crítico http://bit.ly/1L3lvuM
Publicación en libro “GOOD AS YOU. Representaciones de la homosexualidad en el arte contemporáneo”. Autor Juan-Ramón Barbancho.
Exposición Colectiva. “Una barba para dos” Espacio: Galería Factoría de Arte y Desarrollo. Madrid
Inclusión dentro de los “60 superhot artists for 2016” en el blog sobre arte http://artbookguy.com/
2015 Exposición colectiva en espacio Casa de Vacas. Parque del Retiro. Madrid. Colectiva.
Momento de la inauguración en Casa De Vacas – Madrid
2015 Seleccionado Proyecciones DOCfield festival de fotografía documental.
2015 Seleccionado Descubrimientos Photoespaña 2015
2015 Sección oficial IVAHM – Festival videoarte
2015 Entrevista para artbookguy.com (en inglés)
2015 Entrevista para arteaunclick.
2015 Reportaje para SWIDE magazine online
2014 Colectiva “THE FACE” Villa Ichon – Bremen –
2014 Colectiva “TOKYO STORIES” Novosibirsk State Art Museum – Russia. – Parte del Festival Internacional de Fotografía Contemporánea “Another dimenssion” – Curated by Andrey Martinov
2014 Individual.”DISPARANDO A LA GENTE” – Espacio Raw Gallery – Madrid
2013 Semifinalista “Premi Fotogràfic Ramón Aloy”
(de un total de 1350 obras presentadas)
2013 Colectiva Griffith Gallery. Texas.
2013 Colectiva “Small: ultrarretratos ultravioleta” Gallery via Chiba – Japón
2012 Individual. TOKYO Genkan Gallery – Shin Matshudo – Japón
2012 Individual. PHOTOGRAFEEDME -Gallery Via – Chiba – Japón
- Individual. CASCAMORRAS . Museo Municipal de Baza (Granada) >facebook
- Colectiva. Seleccionado “Descubrimientos” PHOTOESPAÑA12
- Individual: Photografeedme. Sirius Aidem Gallery. Shinjuku. Tokio.
- Colectiva NYC: then and now. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Moscú.
Catalogue excerpt: “From a homeless man on the street, to the proverbial intellectual, in his small and overstuffed, art and book laden apartment, photographer Carlos Escolastico, from Sevilla, Spain, chooses to focus on where and how people live. “
- Colectiva “FACE” Novosibirsk Art Museum. Rusia.
- Colectiva. Baladas del Cíclope Mecánico “Sé que has estado leyendo mi diario”
- Finalista del Cuarto concurso fotográfico Foto DNG “Semana Santa Adolescente”
2009/2011 “New York: International Perspectives” – Russia cartel
Recorrido: Omsk, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Ekaterinburg, Museum of photography Metenkovril, Nizni Novgorod, Russian Museum of photography, St. Petersburg, Museum of photography , Moscow Museum of Moderm Art.
- Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. Seleccionado en el concurso ‘Bamako, autorretrats’ Barcelona.
2009 Sala La Galería 1984. Subasta de arte. Colectiva organizada por la ONG “Visible” Madrid 2009 Festival
Carlos Escolástico presents
“GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE” (2012- in progress)
“Pride and Prejudice» is a series of photographs taken during the manifestation of gay pride of the cities of Madrid and Barcelona between the years 2012 to 2016 (work in progress)
A parade involving about one million people can act as a large forest that prevents us from seeing the trees. In this series, the author claims the individuality of the participants by removing them from the group, decontextualizing them to show their singularity, their own personality exposed through a creativity carried to the extreme with no other pretension than the expression itself. An individuality that does not forget, nor deny, a community represented through the common elements of the series such as the use of black and white, a background and homogenous lighting in addition to the physical aspects common in the completion of works.
The series speaks not so much of the Pride parade as of its participants individually. Although they may look like images taken in a studio, this whole series has been made in the street using a mobile «street study» consisting of a neutral background and a high-powered portable flash that give the image that classic photography look Is highlighted by the old frame. This complex mobile system allows on the one hand to photograph the people in their environment, without giving up the spontaneity and the energy of the moment and on the other the technical finishing that can only be achieved normally in a studio. Although the image taken as a basis may appear in several frames, each image is treated differently for each work in terms of sizes, types of paper. Many of the images are subsequently trimmed and intervened with paint or other materials so that the final result is a unique and unrepeatable work.
To emphasize the unique character of these works the author has chosen to frame the images in vintage frames. Nothing in them has been made «in series». This can cause some of the pictures to present certain imperfections caused by the passage of time as cracks or cracks that of course are part of the singularity of each work of art.
The project tries to question the prejudices towards the «gay fact» and especially the prejudices regarding the manifestation of the gay pride, to which he is often accused of frivolous and of transmitting an image of the gay that does not correspond with the reality Or at least with the majority, but is committed to transmit an image based on disguise, extravagance and eroticism. Is the fun serious? Is it possible to develop individuality and community at the same time? Do we have to choose? Are hedonism and mystical experience at odds? The result of these works fuses these images taken during the parade with an aesthetic that resembles the mystical representations in diverse religions. Halos, auras, rays of light and the color gold in general have been used repeatedly by spiritual traditions completely removed from each other to represent the mystical experience. In this case, these symbols, combined with the participants in the parade, give rise to works that make us tilt between the human and the divine, the mystical and the frivolous, the individual and the collective, the sacred and the profane, kitsch and sophisticated.
The hedonistic aspect of the parade may seem contradictory to a spiritual proposal but in reality there is always an ascending tendency of the soul, whether conscious or unconscious, to be part of a great celebration, to dilute the self into a single entity formed by thousands Of souls performing the same act simultaneously, of being part of something greater than oneself. What Michel Hulin calls «wild mystique» (La mystique sauvage, Paris: PUF, 1993) is a kind of «spontaneous mystical experience.» This spiritual aspect appears here evoked through the golden color, mystic symbol par excellence, and by the classic iconography of different spiritual traditions such as halos or rays of light that speak of the integration of our body and spiritual part.
Santiago Echeverry is a Colombian-American digital and new media artist, graduated from the first promotion of the Film and Television Career of the National University of Colombia. From an early age, he explored the creative possibilities of video, performance and digital technologies, exhibiting his works internationally since 1992. In 1995 he received the Fulbright Scholarship and received his Master in Interactive Telecommunications at NYU. He specialized in web site production and programming and has since been dedicated to designing projects online, professionally and artistically. He has resided in the USA since 2003, where he has focused mainly on the development of videos and interactive installations, participating in international festivals such as Siggraph, FILE and the Japan Media Arts Festival, among others. He is currently Associate Professor of New Media at the University of Tampa, Florida. All his work is on his website www.santi.tv
SANTIAGO ECHEVERRY presents
Cabaret: Anatema (Doug)
En esta ocasión nos presenta su obra CABARET: ANATEMA (Doug) It is a video made as part of the Cabaret series that captures the beautifully tattooed body of Doug, an openly gay man of 72 who lives in Wilton Manors, FL, USA. Echoing the definition of the word Anathym – abject, rejected – this work explores the limits to which we arrive individuals who do not conform to the norm to expand our identity and our freedoms. We have all been rejected or accused at some point, we have all felt the guilty looks of society, but in the end we were triumphant.
The music is produced, composed and performed by the musician and VJ of Mexican cyberpunk Zoonosis, this video being the result of a mutual collaboration at a distance. The Cabaret series captures 3D portraits and videos using the Kinect sensor and Processing software from the LGBT community and its allies in South Florida, and can be viewed at www.santi.tv/cab
SANTIAGO ECHEVERRY presents
La Vie En Rose (2013)
LA VIE EN ROSE studies how the LGBTI intimacy is interpreted by scared outsiders through the beauty of three-dimensional pixelation. The piece was totally produced in Colombia as a frame by frame animation, using the individual images produced by Processing 2.0, a webcam and the Kinect sensor. It uses the SimpleOpenNI library developed by Max Rheiner modifying the code to increase performance and quality as well as to explore aesthetic implications, especially when dealing with the LGBT flag colors for the body detection. Over 28000 still frames in TIFF format were used to create the final version in a 4’45” video, using a MAC OS X laptop and an external hard-drive to store these large files. The software used for the edition was AVID, and the music was composed and arranged exclusively for this project by Colombian experimental musician Morgana Sade. All the fetish accessories were provided by Colombian designer Fetish Maker.
As a video maker, it is important to explore new tools in narrative and experimental cinematography. What the Kinect combined with code in Processing offers is the equivalent of what the early mechanical television sets or early film tests, that is a glimpse into what the future of visual expression could be. As an openly gay director, it is important to use these new technologies so there is a record of our perspective on life, traditionally and sometimes forcibly hidden. As a Colombian who has experienced personally the history and consequences of the violence culture, this piece has become a disruptive statement of the radical consequences we face for being perceived as different.
Noelia Muriana was born in Murcia in 1972. Since childhood, she has had artistic concerns that lead her to study Fine Arts and later to graduate in Fine Arts at the University of Altea (Miguel Hernández). At the same time that he studied, he worked as an apprentice for some years with the sculptor Miguel Ruiz.
He currently lives and works in Murcia.
In his more than fifteen years of professional career, Noelia Muriana has held solo and other collective exhibitions and festivals, both in Spain and abroad, such as IVAM ELECTRA’04, ART TECH MEDIA’06, ART TECH MEDIA’08, Festival Malaga Film Festival 2006, Alter-Arte Emerging Art Festival 0’7, 2008 Optical Festival, MULTIMEDIA IMAGES OF A COMPLEX WORLD 2008 and IBAFF 2013 International Film Festival (Murcia), among others.
The artwork developed by Muriana has been transmitted through video-creation, sculpture, painting and drawing to show the critical and political positioning that the artist adopts before some parcels of the reality of our days. This Spanish creator maintains a position framed in the feminist practice and in the precariousness from which Muriana not only tries to put into question the instrumentalization that of the body of the women (among others) is made from the patriarchal and heterosexist system, It is also proposed to confer visibility (understood as a political activism) of other identities vilified by the logic of power that is based on the legitimation and execution of assumptions framed in the traditional trinomio sex-gender and identity.
Noelia Muriana presents
Técnica: Vídeo digital
Duración: 3 min 30 seg
Año de realización: 2003
Autora: Noelia Muriana
The cult of the body as a man more male. Disguise and dissimulation sometimes to hide a repressed sexuality.
Título: Modelo bidimensional
Técnica: Vídeo digital
Duración: 3 min 45 seg
Año de realización: 2008
Autora: Noelia Muriana
Two-dimensional model is an action that develops on a floor, is a dance where our character questions and reflects on the masquerade of femininity and masculinity.
It is a model that is being built within a patriarchal system, why can not I be a person both male and female?
Título: Lo que haces con mi amor (What you do with my love)
Técnica: Vídeo digital
Duración: 2 min
Año de realización: 2015
Autora: Noelia Muriana
A tragic-comic representation of how a relationship of desire and passion can completely shake us in a toxic, obsessive and harmful dance, but at the same time exciting and exciting for our senses.
The artist simulates the physical and emotional pain that we can feel when they hurt us in a loving relationship. With actions on his own body and the head of an animal.
ELECTRODOM PER- FORMANCE PRIDE 2017
Great figures in history have performed unexplained exploits from an earthly and scientific point of view. From the mythical peasant turned legend, better known today as Rasputin, or the famous doctor who commanded to silence the very Hitler have stunned the general public. The great theories of the conspiracy speak of trips to East where these people have come in contact with extreme and non-terrestrial ideological movements. These theories that have extended after a trip that Herman Hesse realized by the East in search of a guru and of psychedelic experiences.
Perhaps the crimes made by Charles Manson when he created his own coven full of girls who followed him to death has relegated magic and necromancy to a very dark, forbidden and even psychopathic plane today. The Church has always pursued these practices, but they have never been so hidden and reduced to mythology.
The world of fashion is stuck in a time of gender uncertainty and where the disguise and street style does not evolve and the most transgressive we have are boys dressed as girls and vice versa or recoveries of vintage as if the maximum artistic expression was . On the occasion of World Pride Week in Madrid, the brand Electrodom wants to recover some of these rituals to use them as in their time did Masons, czars and even the Nazis.
In the exhibition that will be made, we will seek to bring to a human plane one of the most fashionable icons of all time, who tragically took life years ago. We are talking about Alexander Mcqueen. Genius wherever they may be, Lee Alexander Mcqueen used fashion as an expiation for his own demons, creating an untouchable, warlike woman whom even God himself would not dare to look upon as equal.
With this invocation we want to call Lee and ask him to give us keys, aids or any clue that will facilitate our work in our new collection. We want you to participate and join the call of this fashion legend and that his tormented spirit feels that he has left something to be done and that we need him to continue growing both artistically and personally.
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