One-year series (2016) of short video performances (less than a minute each) that appeared approximately every week in Internet (Vimeo channel) and were shared by Facebook.
I take an “international day” 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 the 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 is no artists interested in this practice near by, so my professional relationships with the others is 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 in 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 an “international day” 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.