Miguel Monroy presents a new site specific version of Autopoiesis for the exhibition Desmontajes Audiovisuales en Ayer in Guadalajara, Jalisco
This exhibition brings together a series of pieces that questions the conventional logic of audiovisual recording and reproduction technologies. From different strategies, artists explore, expand or subvert the possibilities of the moving image. At the same time, the display of the works that are shown in AYER – on tablets, screens and wall projections – works as a first incursion of this independent initiative to explore the possibilities of audiovisual production in relation to the exhibition space.
The exhibition opens with works by Fabiola Torres-Alzaga and Miguel Monroy where the assembly and dismantling of the images – literal and metaphorical – plays a central role. Carolina Fusilier and Juan Pablo Villegas, question the capabilities of the human senses with pieces of a hypnotic nature that disrupt the passage and the space and temporal perception. With the record of brief and daily actions, which generate an effect of estrangement, Ana Bidart and Iván Edeza interrogate the nature of what we observe on the screen. Finally, in an exercise full of games of looks, where matter and memory are intertwined, Sanaz Sohrabi and Daniel Monroy Cuevas explore the audiovisual device from essays on the life of images and the history of vision technologies.
The selection of works nevertheless fosters multiple readings and crossed dialogues, full of intertextual references and specular reflections, which are opposed to the narrative linearity and mimetic capabilities of audiovisual technologies. Overall, this project brings together playful and imaginative approaches to audiovisual phenomena, faced with the excessive and uncritical consumption of emblematic images of the scopic regime that characterizes our contemporaneity.
Esteban King Álvarez, Curator.