Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
The work that represents me the most, from 2004, is GALINDO 2004; it’s a video-collage that consists of performances made for the camera, improvisations, filming cut-outs, an introduction, an ending with a big sign saying GALINDO and a punk song. The theme revolves around a feeling of certain nervousness-tranquility, and then nervousness again: barking to the little dog, my belly aches, the tumble of the pigeon in front of the railways, and then the sky, a title page, music somewhere, a dog barking: woof, grrr… woof woofff, chucu chu, chucu, chu...pffffffffffffff...fffffffffffffff...tac. Better if seen on TV. I’m particularly interested in the crossings and weavings, the point where the stories from the two videos interlace, the titles messing everything up and then reorganizing it all. The work that represented me back on 2005 was “La fiesta del agujero” (The party of the hole). Within Periférica and the stand of Appetite gallery. At the Centro Cultural Borges, with a hammer. The day before the opening, I did a hole from which you could see a corridor on the other side, and some balconies giving Florida St. a gleeful touch. On closing day I threw a party there, inside the building.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
I tend to find it difficult to locate myself within the national artistic scene. But I also find it difficult to do it within the international one. Some of the artists I like the most. Artists in general: Henri Michaux, Perlongher, Reinaldo Arenas, Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Cobra, Kirchner, Mathew Barney, Guilliam Wearing, David Lynch, Cronenberg, Vito Aconcci, Francis Alis, Ana Mendieta, Alberto Greco, Peralta Ramos, Laurie Anderson, Misha Mengelberg, Black Sabbath, Philip Glass.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I’m interested in “Los fusiles”. An anonymous group of artists that got in touch with me by letters, sometimes they leave stuff at my doorstep; they have a schedule of actions to be done. By the end of May: An intervention with explosives at Braga Menéndez gallery. Attacks to Ana María Battistozzi, Miguel Harte, Mitlag, Pablo Suárez, Dani Umpi, Daniel Joglar, Eduardo Constantini, Mondongo, Eva Grinstein, Sebastián Gordin’s wife, Pablo Siquier’s wife, Graciela Taquini, Daniela Luna, Sergio Villar, ETC, Juan Leucona. I don’t know why they hate them so much. They send me pictures and tell me the actions that they have undertook last year. No use trying to make something out of it. Be careful with Los fusiles!!!
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
Artists inside the galleries / Artists outside / Artists at the galleries doorsteps / asskissers / Artists that read a lot / Artists that steal from other artists /Artists who attend all vernissages and openings to drink for free / Dangerous artists: Los fusiles.