1. August. I had just finished a project that had taken me all these long months since I returned from Africa. The final installation piece, nicely wrapped, waited patiently next to the boxes of paper pieces for the lorry to arrive. They would soon see the light. Alone in the garden, the branches of the termite nest rose up, bare of the mud that had covered it, and now part of the final installation piece. October. The days go by. They become dense, almost solid. The sun seems to get cold. The shadows are cut short. I remember something Pliny said about drawing and I wander around my now-empty studio as if in a dream. I go out into the little garden surrounding it and, suddenly, I find myself in front of it.

    http://www.pilarmillan.com/proyectos/acaso-mi-sombra/?lang=en

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  2. Las Tijeras is a video from a project that works with the theme of communication through words. In the myth it finds the metaphor of weaving words as the basis of language, and therefore the possibility of communication. A geographical itinerary provides the necessary sound and visual documentation for the project in the form of recordings. In the words of Chantal Maillard: “In Textum the word is established between the visual and the auditory. As Bartrihari understood it, there is no difference between sound and substance: forms are the visual manifestation of inaudible sound in all its tones. From there comes the idea of the creative word”*

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  3. XXIeme siecle. Debuts. Dans la rue, dans les medias, partout, nous entendons des mots vides, utilises, uses, tergiverses. Nous ne les croyons pas. Ils ont perdu, leur sens, leur identite. Il faudrait peut ^etre chercher dans leur origine, dans leur naissance narree dans les mythes pour trouver a nouveau cette parole pure, sincere, qui devient de nouveau l'instrument de la veritable communication entre les hommes.

    Un des mythes animistes les plus interessants de l'Afrique sub-saharienne raconte comment la parole manquait a l'etre humain. Pour remedier a ce fait, le Dieu de la parole decida de lui donner le mot qui lui est remis au moyen d'un metier a tisser, instrument choisi par les dieux. La tisserande introduit les mots entre l'organsin et la trame. Les phrases naissent. La toile se tisse. On acquiert le langage en se vetant de cette toile.

    Dans ce video, on a souhaite sauver ces voix perdues, murmurees, maintenant et dans le passe avec les metiers a tisser. Et Il s'agit d'exprimer avec ce paradoxe, le cycle, le retour a la recherche de l'origine et de la parole, dans la voix qui se hausse et se fait ecouter.

    La video comme image en mouvement. Une empreinte de mouvement qui marque une trajectoire personnelle, comme n'importe quelle autre trajectoire, a la recherche des tisserandes.

    En Galice, le lieu du naissance de l,auteur de ce video. Un retour
    au lieu ou nait sa vie : la rencontre avec l'espace ideal pour commencer le
    projet, rencontrer, avec les mots de Chantal Maillard, le lieu dans lequel le
    temps peut s'epanouir, le present infi ni.

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  4. Three primitive elements that articulate the discourse in this project. Project- protest, where, from the recognition of the African woman comes the demand in the form of the final piece (the installation). This discourse is materialised in pieces based on paint on paper, video-installation, photographic series and the final installation.

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