“Dervishes”, video loop, Antwerp 2011, large projection on wall
“Untitled” 2-channel video loop for flat screen tv, sound through headphones
(video editing in collaboration with Flavio Cury)
Mediation – press release
“Juan Duque’s own constant displacement allows him to inhabit multiple worlds, multiple places, multiple borders and multiple temporalities simultaneously. Taking the place of an outsider, an observer in the field, the artist is interested in revealing which processes and actions take place parallel to the daily routine in the peripheral context of Platform3.
Distortion, fragmentation, repetition, dislocation, translation and accumulation are all irregularities that emerge in the gaps of a city’s fixed, efficient and stringent infrastructure. Their dynamic, almost organic condition raises questions about the relationship between memory, temporality and space in the context of generic industrial clusters.
The title of the project, Mediation, refers to a position in the context of a negotiation.
The outcome of a two-month residency at Platform3, the exhibition proposes an open form of dialogue with the spectator. Showing a wide range of media from photographs to video and in situ installation, it sets the scene for an encounter, possible entanglement and transfer of other possible landscapes. In the exhibition space, the arrangement of objects as well as processes used for capturing and transferring traces and images allow for multiple associations that tear down the perceptual paradigm of “inside” vs. “outside”. The site specificity of the works arouses awareness for the precarious nature of urban space, as opposed to the hierarchical organization and imposed structural functionality of urban planning and architecture.”
Marlene Riegler, 2012
Mediation is the result of a cooperation between the Belgian artist-studio-programme Nucleo and Platform3
Exhibition 26.01 – 18.02.2012
Mo – Sa 11 – 19h, Mi 12 – 20h
Interview “Talking with Artists // Künstler im Gespräch: Juan Duque” by Emily Utzerath (Feb 2012)