S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE

Tomás Ochoa

  • S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle
  • S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle

Release

With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery participated in the Screen festival showing the video Indios Medievales .

In SAD Co. The Blind Castl e, Ochoa analyses neo-colonial relationships as he navigates through the empire’s collective memory. This journey starts in the ruins left by the American transnational South American Development Company in the mining town of Portovelo (Ecuador). The exhibit begins with large-sized photographs that the artist re-works through a printing technique that uses gunpowder on canvas and creates the image as it burns. The fire thus reveals the faces and the vanished scenes of mining exploitation. The exhibit is completed by a video installation that simultaneously transmits in three channels, whose purpose is to capture personal histories and repressed memories. It gathers the testimony of three miners of the SAD Co., and analyzes their strategies for resistance. These memories of exploitation end with a subjective camera tour through the remains of the mine and dramatized scenes of some of the events narrated by the protagonists.

The proximity and universality of this situation of invasive exploitation is striking, and sadly contemporary in the itinerant exploitation produced by the migration of individuals. Ochoa treats the theme of social inequality, both past and present, brilliantly; his aesthetic reflection is experimental –he works with the material he has at hand, which he manages to infuse with a symbolism intended to make viewers think.

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Tomás Ochoa

Past Exhibitions 2012 Top top

  • 21/10/2011
    NON SIAMO ANCORA STATI SALVATI
    Pietro Ruffo

    Tatiana Kourochkina Gallery, in collaboration with Paolo Maistri, presents the first solo show in Spain of Pietro…
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  • 21/06/2012
    THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE INVISIBLE
    Andrea Galvani William Lamson

    The Architecture of the Invisible brings together a set of photographic and audiovisual works…
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  • 19/04/2012
    UN VOYAGE IMMOBILE
    Helene Gerster

    Between mind and city

    Cross the threshold into the unexpected. Beyond this point lies…
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  • 19/01/2012
    KAC: ALBA & EDUNIA
    Eduardo Kac

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery is proud to present Quo Artis Foundation, created by the gallery to promote…
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  • 05/10/2012
    BEHIND THE PORTRAIT
    Group show

    Behind, Before and Around Portraiture

    Portraiture, like landscape, was much more than a traditional…
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Past Exhibitions 2011 Top top

  • 3/12/2010
    CONTIGUITY
    Santiago Rogado

    The work of Giacomo Santiago Rogado, eminently pictorial, consists of a study of contrasts; contrasts between the… Read ›

  • 28/04/2011
    NO ONE WANTS TO BE PART OF A FICTION, AND EVEN LESS SO IF THAT FICTION IS REAL
    Andrea Nacach

    "No one wants to be part of a fiction, and even less so if that fiction is… Read ›

  • 10/06/2011
    CTRL ALT HOME
    Hugo Orlandini

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the latest works by Hugo Orlandini (1974), a Cuban artist based in… Read ›

Past Exhibitions 2010 Top top

  • 9/09/2010
    SCALE FEELING
    Vitaly Pushnitsky

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents the work of Vitaly Pushnitsky, a Russian artist who lives in St.…
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  • 3/06/2010
    PLAYING IN TIME OF CRISIS

    Derivart were born in 2004 in Barcelona, with the interest in exploring the intersection between…
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  • 12/05/2010
    S.A.D. CO THE BLIND CASTLE
    Tomás Ochoa

    With the exhibition S.A.D. Co The Blind Castle by Tomás Ochoa, Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery…
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  • 09/04/2010
    DES·UBICADOS
    Maider López Miguel Trillo Evru

    Tatiana Kourochkina Art Gallery presents Des·ubicados (Out of place) , show of photography, drawing, sculpture and video. In this selection…
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