At Any Given Moment, River and Fall is an architectural video art installation consisting of three recent works from Méndez’s ongoing series At Any Given Moment: At Any Given Moment, River #1; At Any Given Moment, River #2; and At Any Given Moment, Fall #1.
Description These works explore issues of perception, specifically our relationship to technologically mediated nature. In At Any Given Moment, River and Fall, the repetitive rhythm, tight cropping, and large-scale image emphasize the work’s particular organizational logic in time and space. The cross-rhythmic tensions between simple elements—water flowing at variable speed and under variable light conditions—create visual difference and reveal the patterns that one simple element produces through relationships and complex organization. This distancing approach allows us to view ourselves from the outside—as part of the representation—and thus to learn about ourselves and challenge preconceptions of our surroundings, specifically of the nature of matter. The At Any Given Moment series was filmed in Iceland between 2006 and 2008 with a Bolex H16 Reflex 16mm film camera and transferred to high-definition video.
Size: Variable. Duration: Continuous Loop.
2009: MINOTTI, Los Angeles. June 18–July 4. Site specific video projection size: 140.75 w” x 126.5 h” (357.5 cm x 321.3 cm). Duration: 6 minutes.
2010: ARCO Madrid International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain. February 17–21. Site specific video projection size: 59 inches x 44 inches (150 cm x 112 cm). Duration: 15 minutes.
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