February 6th, 2012
The Art of Repetition
El Eco also shows a 10-minute video, without any editition, in which more than a dozen people can be seen carrying out actions related to the assembly of an exhibition: painting a wall, installing a spotlight, mopping the floor, making a photographic documentation of the work.
The choreography that resulted from these repetitive tasks was filmed precisely in the Daniel Mont Room of the museum, located on the second level, where there was testimony of the intervention in the wall.
Tango, a 1980 video by Polish Zbigniew Rybczynski, who makes a series of repetitive actions in a everyday space, gave rise to the piece, acknowledged its author, Miguel Monroy.
“I reiterate many times the same situation to try to discover something that goes beyond the same actions. This automation acquired by people begins to reveal other things,” the creator acknowledged.
At Canon, for example, the graffiti artist who draws a phallus on the wall represents the transgression that an artist suddenly makes with his work, Monroy explained.
“The very dynamics of the exhibition space end up making that gesture,” he added.