Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

EVERY BREATH

Glenda León
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Opens Friday 30 January at 7pm
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Centro de residencias artísticas
Nave 16
Institution
A large audiovisual video installation of five screens that depict images as distinct and monumental as land, the sky, fire and the sea, moving in a simulation of the motion of breathing
Matadero Madrid presents Cada Respiro (Every Breath), a large audiovisual video installation created by Cuban artist Glenda León, who is recognised as one of the most influential creators of her generation. Curated by Christian Dominguez, Cada Respiro seeks not only to convey the link that exists between people and the world they inhabit, but also the potential within human beings to transform the world.
The five screens that make up Cada Respiro depict images as distinct and monumental as land, the sky, fire and the sea, moving in a simulation of the motion of breathing, an act repeated time and again which, in confluence with the heartbeat, indicates life. It is the bridge between the world and the body, as each time we inhale we take something of the world into us, and every exhalation returns something of us to the world.

The artist uses this motion to convey not only the link that exists between people and the world they inhabit, but also the potential within human beings to make a change. She provides a dash of optimism by showing that such transformation is not as distant a possibility as it sometimes seems.
This project was created by Glenda León for Gran Escala (Large Scale), an artistic programme by Matadero Madrid exploring the relationship between works of art and the volume they occupy in space.

 
CADA RESPIRO
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Comisario
Christian Dominguez