In the Polyglot Hall, a series of photographs that are part of the Autor-Circense Project were exhibited together with a video projected in the Central Hall that reflects the double identity of the members of the circus, in their role as characters and outside of it.
We thank all the members of the circus world who participated in the project and who came to ‘ace the night of the inauguration to accompany Garvin Sierra while performing various performances as part of the closing activities.
AUTHOR-PORTRAIT CIRCUS (by Garvin Sierra)
Author-portrait Circus explores the life behind the scenes of the members of the circus. The autobiographical content of the body of work was displayed through images of acrobats, contortionists, escapists, tightrope walkers, bullet men, magicians, jugglers, mentalists, puppeteers, fire eaters and trapeze artists, among other characters.
The experience of the circus, regularly associated with playfulness, acquires a new meaning when we penetrate the first impression we have of these characters and glimpse the reality behind their acts, costumes, masks … We discover how ephemeral happiness and meaning can be permanent death through the risky practices in which these characters are involved.