FLYING SAUCERS
COLLOQUIAL EXPLORATIONS OF SCIENCE FICTION
February 15, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Víctor Jaenada, Serafín Álvarez, Josep Dominguez, Black Tulip, Mike Ruiz

 

Installation view
Flying Saucers, Colloquial explorations of science fiction, 2014
Junefirst Gallery

 

Installation view
Flying Saucers, Colloquial explorations of science fiction, 2014
Junefirst Gallery

 

Black Tulip
Trapdoors, 2014
164 digital color prints, 10 x 15 cm each

 

Black Tulip
Trapdoors, 2014 (Detail)
164 digital color prints, 10 x 15 cm each

 

Black Tulip
Trapdoors, 2014 (Detail)
164 digital color prints, 10 x 15 cm each

 

Víctor Jaenada
Interview with an alien, 2009 (Detail)
Installation and video - 11' 40''

 

Víctor Jaenada
Interview with an alien, 2009 (Detail)
Installation and video - 11' 40''

 

Víctor Jaenada
Interview with an alien, 2009 (Detail)
Installation and video - 11' 40''

 

Víctor Jaenada
Interview with an alien, 2009 (Detail)
Installation and video - 11' 40''

 

Josep Dominguez
BMX airmaster#1, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 46 cm

 

Josep Dominguez
BMX airmaster#1, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 46 cm

 

Serafín Álvarez
scificorridorarchive.com, 2012 - ongoing
Web archive: http://scificorridorarchive.com

 

Serafín Álvarez
scificorridorarchive.com, 2012 - ongoing
Web archive: http://scificorridorarchive.com

 

Mike Ruiz
No Time, 2013
5" video loop

 

Mike Ruiz
No Time, 2013
5" video loop

 

 

FLYING SAUCERS
COLLOQUIAL EXPLORATIONS OF SCIENCE FICTION
February 15, 2014 - March 15, 2014
Víctor Jaenada, Serafín Álvarez, Josep Dominguez, Black Tulip, Mike Ruiz

 

Junefirst Gallery opens with a series of works that approach Science fiction as the quintessenial field of the exploration of possibility.

Projections of what the possible futures may look like and what they may bring have been around for a long time and they take different forms, from the apocalyptic to the ridicule or the celebratory. They create a common ground, a domesticated world of fabrications and its inevitable undercurrent of philosophical and moral implications. This self-narration in the likelihood streams through the humorous, the ironic, the analytic or archival approach.

Dimensional doors, time traveling, extraterrestrial life, futuristic scenarios, and all the imagery constructed around them. The artists play with the looks and names of artifacts and phenomena produced in the tradition of science fiction, they take these recurring figures out of context and point at certain patterns. They borrow their aesthetics, codes and stereotypes and use them to look beyond existing things.

 

 

LIST OF WORKS

 

Black Tulip, Trapdoors, 2014. 164 digital color prints, 10 x 15 cm each.
A collection of movie frames that presents the trapdoor as the domestic version of the illusion of bodily transportation through space; the magic trick in the actual world that imitates the possibility of disappearing from one space and appearing elsewhere.

 

Víctor Jaenada, Interview with an alien, 2009. Installation and video, 11' 40''.
Jaenada impersonates an extraterrestrial artist who elaborates on subjects like the intergalactic art context and own position in the system, entangled with his reflections on existential matters and life-crisis. Together with the video is a collection of the alien's artworks and apparel.

 

Josep Dominguez, BMX airmaster#1, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 61 x 46 cm.
A still image from a videogame where its elements, machinery or characters are erased and the background is painted, resulting in a synthetic, undefined, futuristic-like scenario.

 

Serafín Álvarez, scificorridorarchive.com, 2012 - ongoing. Web archive: http://scificorridorarchive.com
Online and ongoing archive of stills capturing hallways and passages taken from sci-fi movies; in-between spaces in which the action occurring is by nature transitional.

 

Mike Ruiz, No Time, 2013. 5" video loop.
No Time captures all of the sequences of time traveling in Back to the future, embodying a paradox of such concept: the moment of disappearing into another time-frame and not being present in either one of the ends is, still, a process, which takes some actual time. In the movie, these moments of no time add up to 5".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A CORRECTIVE SYSTEM OF EXERCISING
September 26th - November 15th, 2015
Alby Alamo
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UPBEAT HEIGHTS
June 20th - July 20th, 2015
David Bestué - Gabriele De Santis
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THE INCLINATION OF THE ANGLE
April 18th - May 16th, 2015
Josep Maynou, J.E. Oldendorf, Marco Montiel-Soto, Raphaël Constant
+ info

 

FOOD NOW. ORGANIC DEVICES OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS
September 27th, 2014 - October 25th, 2014
Daniel Steegmann, Fermín Jiménez Landa, Daniel Jacoby, Wilfredo Prieto
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BIOPOLITICS OF THE SOUTH SIDE
July 17th, 2014 - August 17th, 2014
Rui Calçada Bastos, Paco Guillén, PSJM, Lorenzo Sandoval, José Otero, Martinka Bobrikova & Oscar de Carmen, Adrián Martínez
Guest curator Arístides Santana
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RECREATIONAL DUTY
April 25th, 2014 - May 16th, 2014
Laia Estruch, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Ryan Rivadeneyra, Sergi Botella
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ARCHAEOLOGY FABRICATED
March 22th, 2014 - April 23th, 2014
Karlos Gil, Martin Llavaneras, Javier Fresneda, Xavier Ristol, Raúl Artiles, Moneiba Lemes, Mirak Jamal
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FLYING SAUCERS
COLLOQUIAL EXPLORATIONS OF SCIENCE FICTION
February 15th, 2014 - March 15th, 2014
Víctor Jaenada, Serafín Álvarez, Josep Dominguez, Black Tulip, Mike Ruiz
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It is directed and curated by Sira Pizà and Ricardo Trigo.
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