Artist Collective Belgium/Spin http://www.marielorrainegerard.com/ Residency Period: July/August 2018
MxR is a collaboration between Belgian visual artist Marie Gerard and Spanish video artist/film-maker Rodrigo Uceda. The duo combines videos to site-specific and site-responsive installations to expand beyond the metaphysical frame of the film. They believe that this combination allows a richer and more playful exploration of the idiosyncratic nature of the location.
They use various forms of presentation to illustrate the poetics between installation and film. It can range from projection on top of the installation to a video of the installation itself.
Both mediums exist within their own realm of language but they are sublimed by their counterpart, creating a new dimension.
The installation is the context. It tries to interpret nature in its own vocabulary using daily-life objects. The installation tries to grasp the abstract and organic nature of landscapes and the elements it is consisted of. These elements can range from simple geographic observations to physical and chemistry phenomenon.
The video is the content. It brings life to the context. The video comments on our approach to nature and how we digitalise everything in the 21st century. The video is high in colour and movements, contrasting with the quietude of the installation. The video aims to push the aesthetics of contemporary film through its abstraction and post production development.
MxR seeks to look at how today’s world looks at its surrounding and how people process this last one.