With the participation of:
Angelo Ferreira de Sousa, Jenny Perlin, Michailis Pichler, Kirstine Roepstorff, Nikolaj Recke, Sebastián Romo and Jordan Wolfson.
Víctor Palacios in collaboration with Kirstine Roepstorff and Latitudes
At the invitation of Latitudes and fresh from his participation in the 2006 Whitney Biennial
, Jordan Wolfson
produced a new sound work for the exhibition Alrededor de todos juntos, una entre tantas
[Around all together, one amongst many], his first exhibition in Spain.
Inspired by ‘E pluribus unum
’ [Out of Many, One], the US motto from 1782 and 1956, the show reflects on the spirit of collectiveness in the context of such well-meaning phrases and the very construction of a group exhibition. Jordan Wolfson
’s films, videos and installations, are composed with a generous conceptual and formal elegance, leaving themselves open to the viewer's emotional and interpretive response. In Day
(2006), a new sound work specifically produced for the exhibition, he presents a sound recording of the lighting of matches. Simple, elegant and subtle, Day
is, according to Wolfson, a story and a narrative where all moments have been removed except one. He finds in the sound (and inevitably in the image) of creating fire a metaphor for the beginning of an invention, a moment of change, destruction or transformation. Played on an open reel-to-reel player, the piece is presented as a construction where all the equipment is part of the work.