SEGUIDORES DEL DILUVIO (FLOOD FOLLOWERS) - 2018
During the past three years, I have compiled news footage about floods: Climatic events whose recurrence puts the traditional news narrative in crisis. Today, thanks to the Internet and global communications, it has become easier than ever to notice that floods happen practically every day of the year: Which forces us to consider the global nature of these type of events and -in a wider sense-, to ask for what constitutes a catastrophe within this global context, and how it could be narrated.
"Followers of the Flood" is an exhibition based on these questions: Proposing a reflection on memory, oblivion and the possibility of inhabiting the distance that divides subjective experience, from climatic and social events (both global) that appear to mirror each other.
The ungraspable playlist of news about floods compiled since 2015, intertwined with digital recreations. Their anonymous protagonists turned into ghosts, water transformed into simulation, all sharing the exhibition space with tiny Youtubers thirsty for attention. And the digital reconstruction of a child, myself some 30 years ago, trying to remember what it was like to be a teenager in Chile in the early 90´s: where, in an extended moment of transition, I conflated the visit of the Halley comet and the Pope, the arrival of fast food and the referendum in the flood of consumption that defined our return to democracy.
Here I am going to place a nice picture of the show at MAVI (Museo de Artes Visuales) in Santiago de Chile.
Here I am going to put some stills of the monitor installation. AKA the children of Christmas future and past.
Here maybe some fake stickers, or the mirrors? not sure.