6th jan 2022 - 3rd feb 2022
JAVIER ALVAREZ SAGREDO
HD video 04:47 min, 2021
A Swedish elk in its natural habitat experiences lucid dreaming one night. The dream evolves into a nightmare where the creature has been morphed into a human being that suffers from repressed memories. Baby is a 4-minute silent film composed of stock footage imagery. Dedicated as a poetic reflection on topics such as: wildlife, criminality, segregation, parenthood, metanoia and hope. A narration with found and closeup imagery of a crying eye, gun shot, ghetto, drug deal, poisonous frog, chameleon, barb wire, ayahuasca and newborn. That activates an associative and experimental space from the cultural ties between Latin America and Scandinavia, providing a psychological and material study on the concept of trauma stemming from exile and violence.
Javier Alvarez Sagredo (b.1994) is a Chilean-Swedish multidisciplinary artist. Their practice is based on a continuous search for an aesthetically language that deals with concepts in the field of social and political philosophy. Javier’s artistic work investigates the framework of storytelling. It’s a critical observation towards the traditions of contemporary art and its relation to statelessness, alienation and noise. Orchestrating personal experiences with material, rhythm and echo in still image.
Post production: Adam Aftanas Studio