Unseen Art: JosГ© ГЃngel Gomis GonzГЎlez presents their Medusa videos

Unseen Art: JosГ© ГЃngel Gomis GonzГЎlez presents their Medusa videos

by Manu Sharma

JosГ© ГЃngel Gomis GonzГЎlez came to be in Madrid, but has invested nearly all of their life in Valencia. He’s got studied Fine Arts, but their interests that are primary constantly leaned towards movie and movie.

A lot of their surreal video clip work explores themes of sex, death, desires, family members and sin. Additionally, he could be not just one to shy far from making art exclusively for the benefit of visual research, and his oeuvre so far takes the design of a eclectic mixture of impacts and lived experience, coming as well as an unmistakable force that is visual at its subtlest.

Medusa Videos is really a longstanding project that started as just one artistic test by the musician. But, as a result of individual circumstances and backlash for the nature that is shocking of work, GonzГЎlez would started to feel disheartened, and Medusa Videos had been nearly kept unfinished. But, once the meeting below will point out, he could be in a better spot now, and Medusa Videos is finally complete, and able to be considered with its entirety, for the time that is first.

1. Please speak about your overall training.

I will be a big cinephile and i’ve liked every thing pertaining to movie and movie since I have had been a son or daughter. My preferences have become individual and I also have been interested in the fruit that is‘forbidden in life. Whenever I discover little-known movie and video clip jobs, personally i think just like the opportunities are endless!

We began modifying pictures and videos academically, and also this included quick, narrative movies that I nevertheless make today. I quickly begun to provide my pictures way too much color, to combine pictures and videos in a abstract means and I also ultimately discovered the glitch visual combined with the probabilities of melding electronic and analog video clip. It has permitted me personally to show some ideas that we just cannot avoid within my work, such as for example nostalgia, death, sex, psychological problems, evening, town living, surrealism, dreams, cyberpunk philosophy, melancholy, lies, household or sin, all from a point that is cynical of. On the other hand, several of my works are made with regard to looks alone.

2. Whenever as well as in exactly exactly exactly just what circumstances do you conceive this work?

While I became learning Fine Arts, I registered on Instagram (as meduzze55555) to talk about my glitch art and much more. We saw the film Pleased End (Oldrich LipskГЅ, 1967) during this period, that has been a major motivation for me personally.

Then the Medusa was started by me Videos task by reversing footage of a table getting used by my buddies, on sheer impulse alone. We liked it and made more work similar to this, but i obtained prohibited from Instagram, thus I felt disheartened, eventually destroyed interest. Ergo, the video clip work we began with all the very first video clip stayed unfinished.

Years later on, i will be in a significantly better spot: I wound up making nine more brief videos, and now feel as if my task is complete.

3. What’s the theme for the job?

The movie is an accumulation of 18 videos that are short chapters. We called them Medusa Videos, due to the fact jellyfish is named ‘Medusa’ in Spanish. It really is my animal that is favourite through this artwork, i will be connecting it to my ‘worlds’. Thus, Medusa Videos is mostly about these global worlds i inhabit. It’s a variety of visual quirks, color experiments and confessions that are emotional.

I will be constantly recording videos or using pictures, and so I accumulated numerous breathtaking moments that We never ever knew what you should do with. Working together with these snippets, we realised in the beginning it was really interesting to reverse the videos. Have actually you ever pointed out that in reversed footage, human being motion starts to resemble a jellyfish’s motions?

You will find therefore things that are many this movie ( absolutely absolutely absolutely nothing explicit, that is unusual in my own work) that the saga could carry on indefinitely. Nevertheless, it concludes at chapter 18, which was made utilizing a VHS recording of my loved ones. Eighteen may be the year that is first of, and served to provide a feeling of finality towards the task. Once I ended up being making one other 17 chapters, we felt like a kid!

4. Just just just What procedure ended up being utilized to help make the work?

We have lot of modifying apps, from PicsArt to Glitch! and I also made the initial nine videos mainly through these. These apps have the option to reverse the video clip, edit tints and textures, overlay music, etc.

The next 50 % of the show had been made much into the same manner, but by using Premiere professional to my computer. The transitions between my videos are genuine analog problems which were modified, plus some of this older videos had been modified once more to include a diploma of underlying homogeneity into the act as a complete.

The songs is just a track we made, en en titled ‘La medusa’.

5. Why do it is thought by you is not shown yet?

I like this concern. This artwork did start off as n’t a task, but instead merely being a test.

After being prohibited on Instagram, very little one saw my creative work, and I also had to completely clean the videos up that folks reported. We additionally removed some Medusa videos among others that have been maybe perhaps not reported. This made me feel terrible, and didn’t assist with all the currently hard circumstances of my entire life at that time. Thus, we finished up interest that is losing the task, as well as the work stayed unfinished and mostly unseen.

My entire life ended up being pretty bad in those days, nevertheless now i will be recovering. We have actually got jobs at heart, We have completed focusing on Medusa Videos, and also this discussion and show had been simply the motivation We necessary to finalise and compile the thing that is whole.

6. Exactly just exactly just What will be the perfect (most desired) format to display the ongoing work if so when offered an opportunity?

We have not thought about this yet because I’ve never ever conceived my movie artwork for almost any web web site beyond the web. Nonetheless it could be amazing if my narrative quick movies and my video clip art had been shown from the giant screen. I would personally be delighted to possess a good modest turnout.

Unseen Art: Curated by Rahul Kumar, STIR presents Unseen Art: a series that is original features works that have not demonstrated an ability publicly, developed by an array of multidisciplinary designers from throughout the world.