Iván Cortázar

DUERMEN

BAJO LAS AGUAS

(They sleep beneath the water)

Channel 1 . Extracts

Exhibition simulation

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

In 1958 Ullibarri’s dam in Spain, was built leaving several villages under water.  This is a video installation project composed by 2 videos.

Video 1: I interviewed people that used to live in the submerged villages and asked them about their memories of the times before the dam was built. With the stories I composed “underwater” scenes in a studio, as if they were frozen in time under the water of the dam. With this video I attempt to show the darkness and ambiguity of the memories lost in time of these places that the former habitants will never be able to visit again.

Video 2: Images of water overflowing the dam, representing the passage of time, and the inability to retain memories.

TECHNICAL SPECS

 

Genre: Video Art

Two Channel Video Installation

Length: 8'15"

Exhibition format: 1080 24p HDCAM or DVD. Color

Original Format: RedOne Digital Cinema 4K

Sound: Stereo

Place: Bilbao / Spain

 

AWARDS

 

2010

1st prize in Video Art at Pancho Cossío by the Cantabria Government.

 

2008

ARTIUM Modern Art Museum Fellowship to create the video.

 

VIDEO ART SCREENINGS

 

2011

Region 0. Latino Video Art Fest. (NY – USA)

 

2010

International Art Fair. Foro Sur. Nuble Art Gallery. (Cáceres)

International Art Fair. Espacio Atlántico. Nuble Art Gallery. (Vigo)

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