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ADN Galeria

Private Gallery
ADN Galeria - Loop Fair“11 - Adrian Melis
  May 19th - 21st, 2011

Room 03

Hotel Catalonia Ramblas
Pelai 28
08001 Barcelona

ADN Galerķa will participate at LOOP'11 Fair with a videowork by ADRIAN MELIS from the 19th - 21st of May 2011


The making of forty rectangular pieces for a floor construction

In Cuba, due to a shortage of materials to produce, the workers of a state-run enterprise spend their workday just sitting, waiting for their working time to come to an end. Taking advantage of this still, idle time, the artist conceived a kind of "working chorus", with the intention of giving life to the factory, of generating a new form of movement, of a virtual and fictional nature. During the whole workday - from 8 to 5 pm - the workers reproduced using their body (mouth, voice, hands) the usual noises heard during the functioning of the factory, such as concrete makers, mixing machines, shovels, trucks, wheelbarrows. The video plays with the ironic contrast between the immobility of the images and the chaotic noise artificially reproduced.
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