Sreening: Festival Otras Luces/Bestelako Argiak. Iruña/Pamplona, 2016
Camera: Luis Azanza
Embalming words (The Praise of Folly) is a dark, disturbing work, a digital mezzotint, where as a melting pot, we can find the logic of literary and philosophical discurse, the plasticity of a generative and mutant form, with the erratically calculated becoming of a software entity. The first two chapters of Erasmus' Praise of Folly serve as excuse and reason for the work. The generated image and sound accompany in its development the text, covering and embalming the words of an exquisite corpse, breaking orders that we don’t see, constructing a chrysalis of bits. Its time is another; its matter too. We should stop ourselves to be able to perceive them: invisible and living meteors; tides and mists that come to bombard the waterline of stable knowledge, the throne of consensual reality. But they don’t do that to erase our memory or to plunge us into chaos, but to bring us back from their strange (and increasingly familiar) digital nature, to our true human condition, more or less sane, more or less crazy; but always accompanied , not so alone.