27/07/2008

The Pathologies of Touristic Experience / Turistik Deneyimin Patolojileri 31.07.2008

Welcome To The New Island
© Itzíar Barrio, 2008















PiST ve Cura Bodrum Misafir Programı Blanca de la Torre'nin kuratörlüğünü yaptığı sanat videolarından oluşan gösterimi sunar.

31 Temmuz 2008
Perşembe
19:00
PiST///


Turistik Deneyimin Patolojileri turizm ve eğlence sektörü hakkında düşünmeyi amaçlıyor. Günümüz tüketicisinin, turizmin yaygınlaşmasıyla doğallaşan rituellerini görünür kılıyor. Gösterim için seçilen videolar, turizmin yan ürünü olarak ortaya çıkan kültürel, ekolojik ve ekonomik problemleri inceleyerek, sanat çevrelerinde çok sık sorulmayan fakat üzerinde düşünülmesi gereken soruları soruyor.

Patricia Esquivias (Venezuella) Folklore II, 2008 (13’ 33’’)
Avelino Sala (İspanya) You met me in a very strange time
of my life, 2008 (5’)
Manuela Viera Gallo (Şili) Boycott, 2008 (3’)
Itzíar Barrio (İspanya) Welcome To The New Island (2008) (6’ 20’’)
Daniel Seiple (ABD) Organisierte Ausflugsfahrten
(Organized Bus Tours), 2008 (5’)
Francesco Jodice (İtalya) Morocco Affair, 2004 (22’)
Jani Ruscica (Finlandiya) Swan Song, 2004. (7’44’’)
Montse Arbelo ve Joseba Franco (İspanya) Med-Nomads
(2000-now) (4’)

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PiST and Cura Bodrum Residency presents a screening of art videos (approximately 1 hour) curated by Blanca de la Torre.

July 31, 2008
Thursday
7 pm
PiST///


The Pathologies of Touristic Experience aims to come up with a reflection about the reality of tourism and other forms of territory recreational appropriations. By examining some of the cultural, ecological and economical problems the show explore questions that have arisen as the byproducts of massive tourism. Issues like isolation, alienation, folklore, loss of traditions, and other patterns that are not that usually discuss in the artistic sphere, are presented as a current reality to make a space for reflection.

Patricia Esquivias (Venezuela) Folklore II, 2008 (13’ 33’’)
Avelino Sala (Spain) You met me in a very strange time
of my life, 2008 (5’)
Manuela Viera Gallo (Chile) Boycott, 2008 (3’)
Itzíar Barrio (Spain) Welcome To The New Island (2008) (6’ 20’’)
Daniel Seiple (USA) Organisierte Ausflugsfahrten
(Organized Bus Tours), 2008 (5’)
Francesco Jodice (Italy) Morocco Affair, 2004 (22’)
Jani Ruscica (Finland) Swan Song, 2004. (7’44’’)
Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco (Spain) Med-Nomads
(2000-now) (4’)

In Welcome To The New Island (2008), Itziar Barrio mixes film and animation, creating a fantastic tropical setting which relegates two women, alone with themselves and each other, to an island, apparently on holiday. The video asks to explore isolation, luxury, rest, and the bombs exploding beyond the unreachable terrain behind the dense forest of the island we inhabit.

In Folklore II (2007), Patricia Esquivias gives the comical tinge presenting clichés of the tourist Spain, and relates them to the History of Monarchy and to figures of Spanish gutter press like Julio Iglesias. The Sun becomes an allegory of the monarchy, and at the same time, of the beach and Julio Iglesias suntan.

Francesco Jodice’s film, the Morocco Affair (2004)
is composed by a series of portraits, filmed with Infra-Red technique, of holiday houses in Morocco. They were built by the owners with the revenue of the work made in the different European emigration countries. Most of them belong to MRE (Marocains Résidants à l'Etranger), generally coming from Belgium, Germany, Holland, France and Spain.

Med-Nomads is a project that Montse Arbelo and Joseba Franco began in 2000 and stretches over a decade. The collective imaginary took them back to cultures that, for millennia, have evolved in disparate ways. However, in today's world it has become notoriously difficult to find a clear differentiating line. The video explore this time that gives coherence to all human forms of expression, through the overall patterns on which myths and reality have been constructed.

Swan Song (2004), by Jani Ruscica is a farewell medley to a time that no longer exists. Despite a strong sense of locality, emphasizing the community and the collective experiences and memories of the folklore traditions, the piece is overshadowed by a feeling of dislocation. The core of the piece is built upon an attempt to reactivate individual memories through these particular traditions that in the cause of time have lost their immediate social function.

In Avelino Sala’s video You met me in a very strange time of my life (2008) the massive processes are denied in all the areas of the Contemporary Culture, of the social thing focused on the area of the theme park, if the tourism has turned into the new sham of the real thing, already nobody travels to a place, but travels to the simulacrum of that place, or to the deformed place that already is not and will be never again which was once.

In Organisierte Ausflugsfahrten (Organized Bus Tours), (2008) Daniel Seiple arranged bus tours for professionals in a gallery's courtyard in Berlin. Tours departed every 15 minutes and consisted of a 16-point turn and provided a 360º tour of the courtyard. In this 5 minute video, viewers are offered the same, however, edited view of the tour from both inside and outside the bus.

Manuela Viera Gallo, in Boycott (2008) destroys a 100$ bill in the desert of Chile, emblem for international business as well as the popular currency for a good vacation and tourism, becoming a piece of Americas pop culture infiltration and the origin of globalization. Though this gesture is forbidden, the artist encourages with it a relative massive destruction (burning) that could effectively destabilize the U.S. economy.