Bologna in Lettere 10th
stati di alterazione
a cura di Maria Korporal
Fran Orallo (Badajoz, Spain 1979). He lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. His work focuses on experimentation with video and animation. Through the relationship between image and identity, his work explores the different layers that make up the idea of “I”. He understands that identity is nothing more than a role, and his work revolves around this performative identity, using the idea of self-portrait in much of his production. He has exhibited his work both in Spain and abroad, participating in biennials, collective exhibitions, and festivals in more than 40 countries. His work has been screened in public and private institutions such as IVAN (Valencia, Spain), Vostell Malpartida Museum (Cáceres, Spain), MAC- Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago de Chile (Chile), La Neomudejar (Madrid Spain), Centro del Carmen (Valencia, Spain), Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico City, Mexico), Kyrgyz National Fine Arts Museum (Bishkek. Kirghizistan), biennials such as The Wrong Biennale, (Copenhagen, Denmark), VI SIART International Art Biennial (Bolivia), and in fairs and festivals such as arteBA’10 (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Under The Subway Video Art Night (New York), FILE (Brazil), Madatac (Madrid, Spain) or FIVA (Argentina) among others.
We live in the information age. Daily we receive countless news that exceeds our ability to discern all the information. We are overwhelmed by happenings and events that we are unable to process. Television plays a decisive role in this oversaturation. Sitting in front of the TV turns us into passive subjects bombarded by news, looking for the most morbid event to capture our attention. Human behavior is an exercise in reflection and representation of this information overload. The work metaphorically shows us an individual oversaturated, alienated, and tired of television schizophrenia. The background and sound of the video are made up of a glitch and white noise, both coming from the old cathode televisions.