Finale - work commissioned by the Carrillo Gil Museum for "Los Irrespetuosos" show


Finale / A clairvoyant describes to a curator the way in which he is going to die / Event documented on video / 2012


As a response to an invitation to create a new work for an exhibition, I asked the curator of the exhibit, Carlos E Palacios, to take part in it.
In consequence, the curator kindly agreed to participate on a session with a clairvoyant, Master Kiron, in which -through a reading of his eyes- the moment of his death is carefully described.
The session and the afterwards reenactment -in which the curator plays his own death according to the clairvoyant’s description- were registered on video. All the elements, including the music, only appear according to what was said by Kiron.
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Ante la invitación para crear un nuevo trabajo para una exhibición, le propongo al curador de la misma, Carlos Palacios, la posibilidad de tener una sesión con un clarividente, el maestro Kirón, quien mediante una lectura de los ojos de Carlos tendría acceso al momento de su muerte.
Esta es la documentación tanto de la sesión como del reenactment del curador interpretando su propia muerte acorde con la narración del clarividente. Todos los elementos, incluyendo la música, provienen estrictamente de lo revelado por Kirón.

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Créditos:
Finale fue posible gracias al aporte y las ganas del Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, en Ciudad de México, para ellos muchas gracias por producir y financiar este trabajo.
Así mismo, gracias especiales a Carlos por su arrojo y valiente apertura, así como a Paola y todos quienes hacen el MACG.
El trabajo de cámara fue realizado por Alexandra Barao y Oscar Santillán,
Los equipos y datos técnicos fueron provistos por Jasso.
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La música proviene de la película "Las Islas Marías" dirigida por Emilio Fernández, y presenta a Pedro Infante en el papel principal.

Statement - Contact info

The gap between the possible and the impossible, between reality and fiction, has been the creative territory from where my practice departs.
The repertoire of strategies is always expanding and includes means such as: the transmutation of materials; documentation of unorthodox actions; or, the actual deception of the eye without the use of post-production methods.
Then, these strategies interweave with a phenomenological approach committed to creation as a physical action in the world, as the embodiment of reality.
As every new experiment requires a different set of skills, a prominent amount of effort has been devoted towards the dialogue with others. The igniting spark comes always from unapologetic speculation, from the simple curiosity of asking “what if” to others and myself.
I consider my practice as a vindication of curiosity. I hope to find what is epic in the small, in what is obvious but somehow unnoticed, in a blink, in a falling leaf, in a newspaper, in a casual encounter.

Contact: santillano@vcu.edu
Oscar Santillan is represented by dpm