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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

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