One-year series (2019) of short video performances (around one minute each) that appear approximately every week on the Internet (Vimeo channel) and are shared by Facebook. I take a personal reason or an unconscious impulse as the starting point to create minimum, immediate, simple and absurd performances. These actions should have a minimum production (objects found or being less than 5 € total budget) and must be developed in one medium shot or foreground.
Since my artistic work is based mainly on action art (live art) in front of an audience… usually within the context of a festival or encounter, the opportunities I have to “perform” are very little. Only a few people who attend my performances can see these works. On the other hand, I feel isolated in an artistic sense, and more specifically in the field of performance art since there are no artists interested in this practice nearby, so my professional relationships with the others are mainly through social networks.
For these reasons, the need arises to create more often and to share my work with more people. Thus this series is born created for the Internet. Likewise, these videos start from the premise of being very short (never exceed the minute of duration) because people on the Internet spend very little time looking calmly or reading… So, this temporary circumstance is one of the main creative stimuli that have conditioned this series.
These videos are inserted in the line of work I am lately developing, in which I work with the immediacy, with the “here and now”, with the present circumstances. I use a personal reason (a secret) as an excuse to create because I believe that any context and situation can be interesting and inspiring to create works that invite reflection. I like to immerse myself in the creative process starting from scratch, without predetermined objectives or ideas, allowing the work to emerge from each specific moment.
This work is based on the pleasure of creating spontaneously where I vindicate the creative act as a ceremony of enjoyment, claiming the lightness and freeing it from excessive previous reflection. I trust the intelligence of intuition, and I transfer this fact to the creative process, and I surrender to the action itself and to my presence, convinced that they are the ones who truly give content to each piece