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Tendency of Capture looks at group dynamics and collective movements by confronting scenes from rural Bolivia with urban communities in the city of Berlin. In doing so, the project seeks to make connections between seemingly distant subjects and addresses the intersections between urban cultures and the technologies of contemporary life.
Based on research into power structures, the piece by Remy Ugarte Vallejos employs an aesthetic of detail, precision, and scale; in a work where classical principles of composition and contemporary digital critique are equally at play. The slowed pace of video and music; the rich detail of what would otherwise be over in a matter of moments revealse something different, a much greater resolution that we are aware of, or would like to think. Not more of the music or the game but a different game and score altogether, played out between captured and the capturer; the world and the camera; the screen and the eye.
The project addresses and reflects on the notion of capture in a broad sense: Capture within the structures of control, societies and surveillance; Capture in the sense of hunting and animal instinct; And finally capture in terms of image capture, asking the question: Doesn’t the act of capturing images always involve a certain degree of violence?
Remy Ugarte Vallejos Remy Ugarte Vallejos (*1993, Fribourg, CH) works and lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a Bachelor degree in Photography (ECAL, 2018) and is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts at HEAD - Genève. He has been granted the ABA residency of Pro Helvetia in 2019 and the artistic residency of the canton of Fribourg in 2020 both in Berlin. In 2021, Remy Ugarte Vallejos joined the curatorial team of the offspace WallStreet in Fribourg and participated as a finalist of the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize during the Swiss Art Awards. His work was recently shown in the exhibition "Lemaniana. Reflets d'autres scènes" at Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève (2021) and the group show "PALAZZINA #13" at Palazzina in Basel (2022).
features/futures is a serial program of single work exhibitions at Gislaveds konsthall, initiated in 2022. It is concerned with the development and future of the human as a seeing/perceiving object. At the outset the programme is unfinished, we welcome suggestions