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Juan Delgado: The Flickering Darkness
4 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017|
Newcastle upon Tyne
The Flickering Darkness and Terminal Sur is a new installation from video artist Juan delGado.
The three-channel installation The Flickering Darkness serves both to show fragmentation and connection, silence and sound, movement & stillness. Juan delGado accessed Bogotá as a foreigner; he embarked on a journey to explore the city as a living organism that eats, sleeps and has physical needs.
In observing and interpreting the social mutations of the city environment, delGado aimed to explore Bogotá neighbourhoods, focusing on those so-called “no-go” places that somehow stand out as a consequence of the briskness of economic and social change as well as its sometimes harrowing human costs.
delGado’s project reflects on the idea of belonging, to the need we all have for positioning, for locating ourselves in an environment; in other words, in a context that makes sense to us.
delGado has exhibited widely including at ARCO’05 – Madrid, End of the World Biennial – Argentina and the 2014 Mardin Biennial – Turkey. He was selected for the 2012 BBC Big Screens programme, in 2013 he was short-listed for the Jerwood Open Forest exhibition, and in 2014 he was awarded a major project commission by Unlimited that premièred at the Southbank Centre, London.
His works have been exhibited nationally, internationally and currently feature in touring programmes, including at the National Portrait Gallery, London; 4th Mardin Biennial, Turkey; Contemporary Arts Fair, Bogotá; ARCO, Madrid; End of the World Biennial, Mar de Plata; Birzeit Ethnographic Museum, Ramallah; Jerwood Space, London; Museum of Islamic Art and Fundación Laxeiro, Spain.