Work : Videopsicosis (1998)



A video art piece about visual culture and its discomforts.

Sight is modern man’s most used sense: the processes of learning, consuming and being aware are primarily experienced by the visual medium (e.g. seeing is believing). However, the overwhelming amount of visual information which an individual handles today far surpasses any capacity of attention and comprehension. The myriad of messages present in the visual media competing for the glance of the spectator juxtapose, intersect and accumulate in an extensively chaotic landscape.

This persistent assault must be responsible for many psychological tensions. The randomness in which images reach us must be processed in our minds in the same way: a visual disorder leads us to a mental disorder.

Shown at IV Salón Pirelli of Young Artists, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, 1999

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