Fran Orallo

Amateur Poetry

FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival



‘Amateur Poetry’ consists of a video collage made through the appropriation of a series of fragments of videos which, when assembled, form a surrealist sequence; something similar to visual poetry. The work involves the manipulation of a series of videos which have been uploaded to the internet without any artistic intent. Through decontextualization, overlapping, and distortion of the original videos, an artistic work is created; questioning the idea of authorship and intellectual property.


Fran Orallo was born in Badajoz in 1979. In 2001 he moved to Valencia where he studied for a degree in art at the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). He currently resides in Glasgow, Scotland. His work has been shown in several exhibitions, biennales, art fairs and international festivals. He has shown his videos in more than 30 countries and his work appears in catalogues published by several institutions.