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César Damián

07.08.12 21.09.12

“The me of the past, what we felt and thought yesterday lived, endures in an underground existence of the spirit. It is enough for us to ignore the urgent present so that all of our past rises to the surface and begins to resonate again. A word of beautiful etymological contours we say that we remember it – that is, that we pass it again through the estuary of our heart – Dante would say per il lago del cor

José Ortega y Gasset: The viewer, II, “Azorín: primores de lo vulgar”

ARTIST’S TESTIMONY

Water is the balsam, the element where I immerse myself in the memory as a mechanism to reach reverie, the subconscious of my own experiences and those of others who, like me, store in their body, the distortion of past events or more intimate illusions.

This piece was born as a dialogue with the Río de la Plata because I am interested in giving a sense of place to what I do. Water is the catalyst and the metaphor. In it I explore and build this installation in an audiovisual way that seeks its platform in photography.

The images belong to the faces of foreigners in Buenos Aires and the sound of the river is the connection with the identity of this city.

Thus, this piece not only refers to memory as the mechanism that enables memories. I speak of a mosaic of individuals that becomes collective memory. Understood as the place where we can be conscious and free. Like the transmutation of the living being that rebuilds itself, from its history. What happens in the ordinary of the trip. Our step becomes the collective memory.

I also intend with it to make a poem and a tribute to life and death, an ode to the reminiscence of small things. Death is not forgetfulness and like truth, memory never expires.

I must say that before I longed to be a photographer, now I pursue poetry.

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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Residencies 2021-2022
Deadline October 31, 2021

 

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