The memory avant garde, 2019
Plastic conglomerate, emergency blanket, acryl and lack on cloth
OIASSO Museum & Ermita Santa Elena, Irún, ES
Foto @ Mariano Arias
As a visual contrapunto, The Memory Avant Garde represents different voices that coexist in the same space. In the hermitage of Santa Elena in North Spain coexist the remains of a Roman necropolis of the first century and a Christian medieval temple. This artistic installation is a leap in time to represent an aesthetic characteristic of our contemporaneity represented through a ruin and coexisting with the ruins of our cultural heritage.
A painting-sculpture in the shape of a column of blue associated with Europe is shown suspended in the air, without a base or capital, without stability and without holding anything. Painted fragments represent the sea, signs of prohibition ,lifebuoys, confetti, a piece of a metal fence and glitter. A floating column in the air like the news that comes to us from Europe and the festivities of our daily life.
A conglomerate of plastic and resins seems to form a new material, similar to granite, and makes us think of the unnatural resources that future generations of the earth will obtain. On the ground we can see something that shines, something golden and silver with a stone shape that nevertheless has nothing of gold and silver. They are the remains of rescue blankets that will one day meet on a road heading north, near the remains of the ancient Roman road of Oiasso. Other times, other roads, the same space.
To the ruins of our past the ruins of our present are together in this installation, as if it were a need to start a new era.