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10.21-23

HD Video    
12m    
2011    
Music in collaboration with: Giulliana Origgi (Singer)    
Carlos Hernan (Compositor and Pianist)    

10.21-23-02 Juanli Carrion

10.21-23

Installation view at Y Gallery    
   
   
   
   

10.21-23-03 Juanli Carrion

Constellations series

Duratrans print in light boxes. Installation view at Y Gallery    
10 - 27 x 14 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-04 Juanli Carrion

Constellations series

Duratrans print in light boxes. Installation view at Y Gallery    
10 - 27 x 14 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-05 Juanli Carrion

EXXON from Constellations

Duratrans print in light boxes    
27 x 14 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-06 Juanli Carrion

EXXON from Constellations

Duratrans print in light boxes    
27 x 14 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-07 Juanli Carrion

Dark Times #01

Injeckt Print. 12 Micro Pigmented Inks on 300gr Matt Paper    
68 x 32,5 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-08 Juanli Carrion

Night Battle in Afganistan 01

Mixed media on paper based on a still from a youtube video    
13,5 x 10,25 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-09 Juanli Carrion

Night Battle in Afganistan 01

Mixed media on paper based on a still from a youtube video    
13,5 x 10,25 inch.    
2011    
   
   

10.21-23-10 Juanli Carrion

Night Battle in Afganistan 01

Mixed media on paper based on a still from a youtube video    
13,5 x 10,25 inch.    
2011    
   
   

2011

10.21-23

What is illuminated seems to be true and ideal, but when looking in dimness the authentic truth may be revealed. 10.21-23 explores an imaginary city immersed in total darkness, a place where humankind is obliged to live in obscurity, where exposure to radiation and sunlight is fatal. It is a land where the human eye has developed the capacity to see through the darkness. The lack of illumination has forced the foundation of new strategies to explore the world, where not long before visual memory was the element that gave credibility to human experience. Behind the video with the same name lies a sociological study, exploring the artificial darknesses of the first world’s enclosed spaces and weighing the triviality of our daily life. In 10.21-23, observation in obscurity opens unknown and hidden doors.

The project continues its investigation of darkness and reality through a series of Barely illuminated night-landscapes of New York City, where the legendary and picturesque nocturnal horizon is devoid of its radiant gloom. The images expose the metropolis submerged in shadows, consumed by a sudden blackout. The city appears static and opaque, like a contemporary archaeology of corporate stardoms, all equally exposed by a lack of illumination.

In extension to the erasure of luminosity in corporate edifices in New York, 10.21-23 draw constellations of the major business conglomerates existing throughout the United States. Pfizer, Exxon, Allstate, Walmart, and several others are represented separately in each piece as whiteout spaces filled with black stars, using Google maps to chart their placement nationwide. What we see in each piece is an inverse of the sky we see at night, enlightening a viewer as to how prevalent these powerful companies actually are, and suggesting that they are holes that suck the light out of the inhabitants. The project finishes with a series of drawings based on YouTube video stills of infrared war documentation. These pieces will be viewed in total darkness through the help of special “nightvision” glasses.

10.21-23 documents and questions some topics that form the core of global capitalism and its current operating systems through the internal and external darkness of contemporary society.

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