(Una fábula / 寓話)
2016 - 2017 Made in Spain and Japan
Work format: Video installation (Dimension variable)
Materials: Projector, rear projector screen, monitor
Above: The Kyôgen Play Utsubo Zaru (The Monkey's Quiver) by Hokusai
FABLE(S) is a dialogue/trilogue between a monkey and two persons who don't have a language in common.
The monkey and the persons are mutually exotic, creating two layers of linguistic (im)possibilities: one dialogue between two humans, and another between two humans and a monkey.
The image looks like a contemporary version of El Greco's Una Fábula, while at the same time looking like Utsubo Zaru (The Monkey's Quiver) from Kyōgen, Japanese traditional comic theater.
Thus FABLE(S) reinterprets, or rather imitates superficially, these two references at once in order to tell a new fable out of two contextually different ones.
Una fábula by El Greco in 1580
TOKAS (Tokyo Arts and Space)
MATADERO MADRID (El Ranchito)