Mauricio Sáenz

The Origin Of Stones

FILE 2018 | VIDEOART
Electronic Language International Festival

Abstract:
“The origin of stones” questions the ideals of the past and their validity in the present through the decay and fall of monuments that were built to preserve a historic memory. With a text based on a debate that puts in doubt the efficiency of a scale used to document the proportion and appearance of archaeological remains, this work looks to ruins as elements of live content linked to the present and emphasizes the powerful yet fragile nature of the narratives of history.

Biography:
Mauricio Sáenz (b. 1977, Matamoros, Mexico) is a visual artist with a practice spanning installation, sculpture, and video. His work explores the limits of impossibility as an active drive for transformation represented through notions as isolation, confinement, uncertainty and historical memory. He received a master’s degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain and has displayed his work in video art festivals such as the European Art Media Festival in Germany where he was also nominated for the Dialogpreis of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Proyector and MADATAC in Spain, Traverse and Instants Vidéo in France, and FIVA in Argentina, among others. He was recently nominated for the LOOP Discover Award in Barcelona.