EXCERPT 1’ 14’’ / link to the full version on request.
Video-installation, 233 x 233 x 233 cm.
DCP 2K, HDV, 16:9, colour, sound, 10’ 36’’.
Cesar drowned, he doesn’t know it. A geometric form in the centre of the city is the starting point of a path of doors which lead to improbable places. Now Cesar must find for him a new place in the World.
In the context of the transformation of the city, this film talks about death and redemption. Then, the Modern process of destruction and construction of the urban space is used to think about the cycle of beginning and end, life and death. The idea that emptiness and fullness can be contained simultaneously by each other, works as a metaphoric figure that evokes that the beginning and the end exist at the same time, and the centre and the periphery are the same place. Then it is possible to believe that the centre is a point in movement. The city, the world and the existence are all of them bubbles that enclose other bubbles.
Through different mediums, my artistic work has followed from very close the process of urban transformation of Lima, since 2003. This film is an extension of that critical view toward my city. In this case, I point out a social and urban problematic that needs urgent attention. To think about Lima as a centre or, perhaps, to think about the centre of the city as a sort of periphery, it is an exercise of abstraction to understand that Lima is a polycentric city. Space and Time merge into the same surface to extend itself over the desert. Lima is a city that contains many other cities.