The Present Condition
FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival
The landscapes of ‘The Present Condition’ derive from a journey of more than 15,000 km by land by the artist between the two geographical extremes of South America. The video is suffused with a surreal atmosphere, where real and imaginary spaces intersect. Concepts such as human intimacy, desire, work, the savage capitalism that builds cathedrals in the desert, the perverse bureaucracy and the construction of the border wall are just some of the elements that are mixed in a striking and suggestive mosaic of images.
Albert Merino (Barcelona 1979) is a video artist. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and the KunstSchule in Berlin, and is studying for a Master’s at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. He uses video in his work to develop a wide visual imaginary with which he intervenes and transforms everyday events. With his transformed images he explores the borders between simulation and reality of images.