OSCAR SANTILLAN: TO BREAK A SILENCE INTO SMALLER SILENCES │ Copperfield Gallery, London → 9 May 2015

The Intruder (2015)
The Intruder (2015)

“W r plizd t priznt ɖ frst YC sôlo xibišn v Eqdorı̣n ātist Oscar Santiyan (b.1980).

Dspt tučñ on culčrli pôtnt subjcts, fṛm filoṣfi t našnl prîd, ɖ xibišn ultiṃtli drwz ât ɖ obskr. Unxpctd ivnts ocŕ: ɖ dans v a ded filoṣfr z unveild, a hws lcs at hiz ôn rflẋn, nêčr n culčr c̣lîd.

Ɖ Wondrñ Cñdmz drwz on ɖ ltl nôn prôses v ɖ ŕli dokmntešn v brdcwlz. Ɖ wrc xistd frst az a pfwmns, ẇč md ɖ insṭlešn psbl. Sns ɖ rcwdñtecnoḷjiz in ɖ 19ʈ n ŕli 20ʈ Senčriz wr nt sūṭbl fr ɖ tasc v capčrñ ɖ sând v brdz in ɖ wîld, trênñ in myzicl comṗzišn wz rqîrd fr fīldrisrč in ōdr t ntet brdsoñ. Fr ɖ pfwmns, myzišnz wr hidn in ʈic wildrṇs, pleyñ myzic bêst on an ôpn-strucčrd comṗzišn in ẇč ɖ myzišnz bhev lîc brdz az ɖe cwl n ansr č uɖr ẇl ɖ sândz cīp on čenjñ. Ɖ sând z az ilusv az ɖ imijz on ɖ plêts – at frst w dtct onli ɖ načṛl, ɖen clôsr inspẋn bginz t rvil ɖ prezns v ɖ hidn myzišnz.

Ɖ Intrudr repriznts ɖ hîist inč v Ñgḷnd. At a glans it z sīmñli insignificnt n yt ɖ mtirı̣l z cerfli prizntd. Scêlñ ɖ 3028ft v ɖ mântin Scwfel Pîc in ɖ Lêc District t mc ɖ wrc, ɖ ātist sjsts ɖt an intîr nêšn’z hît cn b modifîd bî mīnz v a sngl cerfl aẋn. Ɖ wrc rflcts on ɖ we in ẇč hymnz hv impozd ɖer culčṛl caṭgriz ovr nêčr: ɖ twlist, ɖ ljst, ɖ dīpist n so on. [Dy t ɖ qontti v rīsnt mīdia atnšn n rqsts, a stêtmnt fṛm ɖ ātist z includd at ɖ end v ɖs txt]

In a lj ny insṭlešn tîtld Aftrwrd, Santiyan cncts eḷmnts az dvrs az filoṣfr Frīdrih Nīča, a dfctv tîpraitr, n dans. Az hiz sît bgan t fêl, Nīča aqîrd a tîpraitr. Ɖ Raitñbwl wz a cutñej dvîs dveḷpt bî ɖ Dêniš invntr Razṃs Melñ-Hensn. Nīča’z Raitñbwl arîvd dfctv dy t damij jrñ šipñ, līdñ it t pṛdys a grt mni mstecs. Dspt hiz fṛstrešnz, Nīča tîpt mr ɖn 70 dokmnts yzñ it. Sm wr abandnd, bt mni wr c̣rctd n fîṇlîzd wɖ incrisñli ajitetd penṣlmācs ovr ɖ errz. Fasinetd bî ɖ fṛstrešnz v wn v ɖ wrld’z grtst filoṣfrz, Santiyan hz pṛdyst a comṗzit v ol ɖ penṣlmācs fṛm ɖz obskr dokmnts. Ɖ rzult z an xpresv n jesčṛl drōñ, acumṗnid bî a compilešn on a sngl pêj v ol v ɖ errz ɖt Nīča md yzñ hiz ḅluvid Melñ-Hensn.

Part of the installation 'Afterword' (2015), slide projection
Part of the installation ‘Afterword’ (2015), slide projection

Bî hiz ôn acânt, Nīča spent aurz tīčñ hiz fngrz t dans wɖ ɖ Melñ-Hensn. H rout v dansñ hmslf az f smʈñ sūṗnačṛl ecod ât v hm. A senčri aftr ɖ filoṣfr’z deʈ, a fragmnt v pêpr fṛm wn v Nīča’z tîpt manyscripts wz yzd az a pýnt v cnẋn in a filmd seans. Ɖ sîcic mīdı̣m wz asct t poz onli wn qesčn t ɖ filoṣfr: Ẇt wz yr dans lîc?

Oscar Santiyan (Eqdor, 1980) rsivd an MFA fṛm Vjiňa Comnwelʈ Ynivrṣti (YS) n sns ɖen hz atndd rezidnsiz at Delfina Fândešn (YC), Jan van Eyck Acaḍmi (Neɖrḷndz), Ratti Fândešn (Iṭli) n Scâhīgn (YS). Hiz wrc hz bn xibitd at ɖ Bonnefanten Museum (Neɖrḷndz), Carrillo Gil Myziym v Āt (Mexico), STUK Kunstcentrum (Beljm), Poli/grafic Trîeňl (Puerto Rīco), ICO Fândešn (Spên), Centraal Museum (Neɖrḷndz), Pierogi’z Býlr (YS), Marilia Razuk Gaḷri (Bṛzil), amñ uɖrz.

Hiz wrc z in public n prîvt c̣lẋnz inṭnašnli, includñ ɖ Caldic C̣lẋn (Neɖrḷndz), Balanz Capital (Ājntīna), Carrillo Gil Myziym v Āt (Mexico), Colección Franc Vila (Spên), Centraal Museum (Neɖrḷndz), ĀtNxs – Sīła Brbragr (YS), Bieke n Tanguy van Quickenborne C̣lẋn (Beljm), amñ uɖrz.


Dy t ɖ qontti v rīsnt mīdia atnšn rsivd bî Ɖ Intrudr, a stêtmnt fṛm ɖ ātist foloz:

C̣lctñ a pebl at ɖ bīč or a strenj-lcñ roc jrñ hîcñ z a vri comn senṣtv ʈñ ppl d gîdd bî krioṣti.

Ŕlı̣r ɖs munʈ I hd ɖ pležr v travlñ t ɖ Lêc District n consiqntli t Scwfel Pîc t mc mî wrc. Ɖ vy fṛm ɖ top wz trūli muvñ. Mî intnšn wz t criet a wrc ɖt rflcts ɖ we in ẇč hymnz hv impozd ɖer culčṛl caṭgriz ovr nêčr: ɖ twlist, ɖ ljst, n ol cndz v mežrmnts.

No damij, vanḍlizm, čizlñ, or iṇproprı̣t bhevyr twdz nêčr tc plês in ɖ mcñ v ɖs wrc. I d emṗʈîz wɖ ɖoz hu r trūli cnsrnd wɖ ɖ consvešn v ɖ Britiš mântinz. Hôpfli ɖs cntrovsi bcmz an oṗtyṇti t brñ atnšn t ɖz impwtnt cnsrnz, rɖr ɖn dbetñ abt a wn-inč stôn. Ɖ gaḷri hz rsivd īmeilz v ṣpwt includñ ɖs mesij fṛm a nêtv Cumbrı̣n xplenñ ɖs sem pýnt:

I nô Scwfel Pîc’s pīc n it z strūn wɖ lūs roc. I’m šr ɖt Oscar wz mr rspctfl v ɖ feltop ɖn mni v ɖ ptisipnts v ɖ čaṛtiivnts (…) hu reğlrli mstrit ɖ ẹria bî līvñ litr n yzñ it az a týḷt. Mântinresk hv výst ɖer cnsrn ovr hâ mč clīnñ p nīdz t b dn aftr sč ivnts. (- S. Wōtn, Cumbria)

In rlešn t hiz coments h olso drctd s t ɖs webpêj:
http://www.bbc.co.YC/nyz/YC-england-cumbria-18785590

GAḶRI WEBSAIT


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Pwl Jīvz, XPRES, 27 Māč 2015
Amanda Wiłmz, Đ DÊLI MEIL, 26 Māč 2015
Victoria Wōd, Đ TEḶGRAF, 26 Māč 2015
Đ WESTṂḶND GZET, 26 Māč 2015
ĀTLIST, 25 Māč 2015
BBC NYZ, 25 Māč 2015
Emili Re Peḷrin, GLAS, 25 Māč 2015
NWƮWEST ĪVNÑ MEIL, 25 Māč 2015
Jon, ÂTDORZ MAJC, 24 Māč 2015



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