The Spanish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) presents Through the Looking Glass, a three part curated series of video films by Greta Alfaro, María Cañas and David Ferrando Giraut. The works examine themes of voyeurism, memory, death and the reflective qualities of longing. And promises to be way more fun than that sounds.
Greta Alfaro's El cataclismo nos alcanzará impávidos will be screen until January 28th, it was created during Greta's residence at the Spanish Academy in Rome. We are unabashed fans unsettled as always when we see her work. Here's what she says about the film
"The video observes a banquet table gorgeously lit and dressed - a performed still life in the Dutch visual tradition - replete with symbolic and moral coding. Present at the table are two silent female voyeurs filming on hand-held iphones and an actor who engages the feast. During the performance the still life gradually loses its integrity in an increasingly intense and intimate manner, just as the genre of the Dutch still-life also evolved from the symbolism of morality to a display of gratuitous abundance and wealth. Alfaro observes that in order to complete the cycle, the martyr must accept the punishment."
Oh and someone added to the press release, *Please note this work contains sexually explicit content.
There is an opening event on the 18th from 6-9pm. Then the movie runs through January 28th.
From February 1st-11th, María Cañas presents her dark and funny musings on love, longing and death with her films Kiss The Murder and Laughter in the Dark.
David Ferrando Giraut
David Ferrando Giraut closes out the series with his film Loss, to be screened from February 15th-25th. Lush black and white noire art.
What a treat. It should tour.
SCAN is a digital platform created to disseminate and promote the work of emerging and established contemporary Spanish artists globally.
All screenings loop from Wednesday to Saturday Noon-6pm.
SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ART NETWORK
13-19 Herald Street,
London E2 6JT
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