Valentina Alvarado Matos and Carlos Vásquez Méndez

el otro aquí (the other here)

From 14 February to 21 April 2024. Espai Capella

el otro aquí is a project structured around our personal memory, marked by distance and that from which we have distanced ourselves. Far from our affective environments and formative landscapes, to inhabit new spaces and meanings arising from other traditions; those of the here, where we have settled, with discontinuous returns to our origins. Based on this personal reflection, the installation appeals to universal memory and its ductile quality emerging in the impossibility of its completeness, in what is missing: in a displaced but latent memory.


Valentina Alvarado Matos and Carlos Vásquez Méndez

Valentina and Carlos form a collective that investigates images around the filmic device. They recently participated in the screening of programmes at Galería Microscope and Anthology Film Archives. They premiered the performance FFF at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image in early 2023.

Paracronismos, their first project developed at La Escocesa, was presented at the CCCB, Zumzeig, S(8), Premi Miquel Casablancas, Filmoteca de Catalunya and L’Estruch. They presented the installation Y si ver era el fuego, curated by Carolina Ciuti and Marina Vinyes, at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in October 2020. Their performance Echo Chamber was commissioned by the CCCB to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Xcèntric. They are currently artists in residence at Hangar and their works can be found in the Light Cone catalogue in France.

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