Tania Pérez Córdova and Francesco Pedraglio at Parallel Oaxaca

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Artists: Tania Pérez Córdova and Francesco Pedraglio

Exhibition title: Description of an interview

Venue: Parallel Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Date: November 20 – December 17, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Parallel Oaxaca

FACTS

– He moves a temporary wall previously constructed to cover one of the two doors and blocks one entrance
– With a knife, he cuts a frame into the temporary wall and partially reveals the street behind
– He starts talking…
– Imagine 9 possible scenarios for Calle Santo Tomas…
– Using the leftover cut off from the temporary wall, he traces the contour of a frame on a large sheet of paper
– Scenario 1: a man walking down a busy market with a crate of avocados on his left shoulder…
– Using a brush, he glues a sheet of paper to the wall
– Scenario 2: a fleeting love story… he draws the contour, glues paper to the wall
– Scenario 3: a detective story… drawing and glueing
– Scenario 4: the beginning of a novel as a yet-to-be-written story… drawing and glueing
– Then again: the intermezzo story, the patriotic story, the filmic story, the dark story, the surreal story… all while glueing and pasting.
– In the meantime, night falls over the whole scene
– Outside on the street, a parked car with hazard lights on
– The alarm goes off
– She lowers the driver’s window
– A yellow frame is fitted onto the temporary wall as to perfectly frame the street, the sidewalk, the parked car, and her…
– Now turn of about 180 degrees on your own axis
– The 10th scenario is about her dream and goes more or less like this:
– A man and a woman, a dusty road, a car and a gun[1]

[1] (see A man in a room spray-painting a fly, ‘Scenario 53’ Pag. 108, Book Works, London 2014)

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