FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival
“Speech” is composed of two scenes, one in which a mouth appears gesticulating an inaudible speech, and another in which a honeycomb reticule shows a series of confused eyes, looking in all directions. The audio is composed of applauses.
The video shows us an empty speech that is received with ovations while a series of bewildered eyes express doubt, confusion. The hatching of honeycomb eyes symbolizes the city, a honeycomb that reflects the idea of community.
Fran Orallo was born in Badajoz in 1979. In 2001 he moved to Valencia where he graduated in art; during this period, he took part in different collective expositions organized by the university. He currently resides in Glasgow, Scotland, and his work has been shown internationally; he has projected his videos in more than 30 countries. His work also appears in several catalogues published by different institutions.