Landscape (November 20, 1975). 1999 Installation. Newspaper, table, lamp and motor, camera and projection. Variable measures.

Landscape (November 20, 1975). 1999 Installation. Newspaper, table, lamp and motor, camera and projection. Variable measures.

Landscape (November 20, 1975). 1999 Installation. Newspaper, table, lamp and motor, camera and projection. Variable measures (Detail)

Landscape (November 20, 1975). 1999 Installation. Newspaper, table, lamp and motor, camera and projection. Variable measures (Detail)

Landscape (November 20, 1975). 1999. Newspaper and methacrylate urn. 34 x 59 x 44 cm

Landscape (November 20, 1975). 1999. Newspaper and methacrylate urn. 34 x 59 x 44 cm

Desubicado. 2002. Photo. Edition of 6 copies. 56 x 100 cm.

Desubicado. 2002. Photo. Edition of 6 copies. 56 x 100 cm.

Archeology of knowledge. 1999. Photographs. Edition of 6 copies. 70 x 50 cm

Archeology of knowledge. 1999. Photographs. Edition of 6 copies. 70 x 50 cm

Exhibition view.  Mountain of newspapers III and IV, 2014. Newspapers. 126 x 59 x 41 cm

Exhibition view. Mountain of newspapers III and IV, 2014. Newspapers. 126 x 59 x 41 cm

Exhibition view

Exhibition view

November 20, 1975 Landscape

Mateo Maté

from May 16, 2019 to June 29, 2019

"We are what we read. Our thought is structured from the information and knowledge that we acquire largely by reading.
In this series of works I accumulated chronologically all the press I had read in recent years. I made excavations to establish relationships between past events and try to understand where I was located at that moment and to understand myself. Most of the findings were fragmentary and incomplete, as my memories. The perception that we can have of the past is approximate and skewed.
We know that the metaphors around our memory have referred countless times to the stratum; to speak about the memory of the earth in geology, or about mankind in anthropology, necessarily implies an allusion to the stratified configuration of temporal events. The certainty that the elapse is in a way a concealment, something that not only remains behind, but is irretrievable and referred to -as a future projection- inevitable relation with death.

Thus, time can also be understood as something conclusive. In some of the pieces a temporary void is manifest as an iconographic element of the first order. An important part of the works are shown as phases of an event that could continue, not as something finished, but as an intermediate moment, a stratum at the end, stopped by own decision; a way of approaching time as something fragmentary, something capable of linking instants, but never as an unbreakable uniform linearity."

Mateo Maté

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