Location One presents
video installations by Carlos Amorales & Javier Viver
For the month of March, Location One will devote its galleries to two exceptional videos by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales and Spanish artist Javier Viver.
Opening Reception: Wednesday March 8th, 2006, 6-8pm
Open through: April 1st, 2006 (Tue – Sat, 12 – 6 pm)
In the South Gallery an installation by Javier Viver “The Audience”, (2005, video and theater chairs, 4.5 minutes). The three video channels are projected on contiguous panels while the viewer sits on red theater chairs that are constantly lit. Viver draws an analogy with The Big Theater of the World (El Gran Teatro del Mundo) a masterpiece written by Calderón de la Barca during the Spanish Golden Age. In the video we can see the last minutes of an opera performance: each singer bows and receives the deserved applause from the audience, but the audience is missing. We can hear the clapping, but we can not see where it comes from. The minimalist monotony of the empty theater is broken by three mysterious eyes looking around. Could this be the eye that sees everything?