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The versatile Javier Codesal shown in La Mar de Músicas reflection on violence and its consequences in Colombia (12/07/2010)

Javier Codesal is one of the Spanish artists in video art pioneers, but their creativity knows no boundaries and his ideas shows through a variety of media-radio, television, film, video, actions, installations, photography, interactive media and poetry written, and produced a deep and important theoretical discourse.

In Cartagena, in the art section of the festival La Mar de Músicas uses photography and video installation at The feet are missing.

A reflection on the state of violence and its consequences.

Codesal's creations can be seen until 31 August.

Codesal says of his work: "Images recorded in the Colombian Llanos. Portray people strangely severed. Violence, having separate parts of a body, it blocks the interpretations could be tested under different conditions. The bodies are present in voices that often seems to sing. All that we can finally hear part of a single story. Even the ages are mixed into one. Arpa, four, joropo, or perhaps the music brings back something that was so cruelly subjected to dispersion.'s death that arouses desires remote relatives, it is owned by the minute. Although life avenge knows what he denies, stubborn, radiant

Artist extensive and technical records, his work spans many diverse proposals circulating with great freedom and consistency between word and image.

Facilities, activities, photographs, texts, poetry, film and video are different mediums and tools used and merged in their projects.

Has developed to date an intense creative activity since 1983, where she completed her studies and makes his first video installation.

The fundamental point to which his gaze is focused man and identity (male and female) at different stages of life, faced with the disease, desire, frustration, etc., Expressed a very personal language a strong symbolism.

Projects such as Veronica's mantle (1992), a man loved Fable (1999), Father Female (2001), Archangel (2002), Monte Perdido (2003), Mario and Manuel (2005), Mayte (2005), Travel wedding (2007) or longevity (2008), are, among others, examples of a job that very subtlety underscores the blurring of boundaries between the real and the imagined, and redefines the experience through memory .

He has exhibited individually at: The Centre de la Imatge Virreina, Barcelona, 2009; Gallery Estrany - de la Mota, Barcelona, 2004, MUA, Alicante, 2003, Sala Image, Sevilla, 2002; Space One of MNCARS, Madrid, 1999 , etc.

Among his recent exhibitions: Veu between lini (voice between the lines), Centre d'art The Panera, Lerida, 2010, Shadow Hunter, Cultural Center of Spain, Mexico DF, Mexico, 2010; States of pain, Centro Puertas de Castilla , Murcia, 2009; Intervalo_dos.

Cycle of contemporary art and flamenco, MEIAC, Badajoz, 2009, The Discreet Charm of Technology.

Arts in Spain, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz, Austria, 2009, Water and contemporary dreams, Aragon Pavilion, Expo Zaragoza 2008.

He has published books of poetry Happy Dog (Peripheral, 2009), was born Manuel (Icaria, 2005) and Image Cain (Icaria, 2002).

Between 1993 and 1995 dealt with the reconstruction and completion of the film Acarina Galaico of José Val del Omar, on behalf of the Andalusian Film.

Source: Mar de Músicas

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