© 2017 by Joan Ill.

RULETA RUSSA

TOC, VNG, Barcelona, 2002

Visions de Futur, CCCB, Barcelona, 2002

The intention of this exhibition is to walk the viewer through those spaces that form part of our everyday scenery and which, motionless but powerful, make up our environment.

 

The garden of the Mir house, lush or empty, brutish or seductive, romantic or decadent, continues to bear witness to the different eras. Els Colls, a natural space invaded in the past, persists and continues in spite of excessive interventions. Streets in the old city center demonstrate the irremediable passage of time. Old cultivated fields form the periphery of our present moment.

 

The images and text of the slide installation, projected in a darkened environment with the randomness of Russian roulette,  accost and interrogate us about that world of which we, in one way or another, form a part.

La instalación 'Ruleta Russa' intenta pasearse por los espacios que constituyen nuestra escenografía cotidiana y que, inmóviles pero poderosos, configuran nuestro entorno.

 

El jardín de la casa Mir, lleno o vacío, sucio o seductor, romántico o decadente, sigue siendo testigo de diversas épocas. Els Colls, espacio natural, sigue resistiendo toda intervención desmesurada. Las calles de la ciudad del núcleo antigu o sufren el paso irremediable del tiempo. Viejos campos de labor son, hoy, periferia.

 

La instalación de diapositivas mostradas en la oscuridad ambiental pretende, a modo de ruleta rusa y a través de textos e imágenes, que se superponen de manera aleatoria, acercarnos a e interrogarnos sobre el mundo del que formamos parte.

 

“In an old cistern the prickly pears grow.

In time, overflowing, they will cross their boundaries.

I have seen from a plane the old town where I was born.

I remember the town.

I can’t see its boundaries.”

Joan ill

"Ruleta Russa", 2002