Videographic productions of scholarships DKV - Es Baluard
Es Baluard and DKV have been working together since 2014 on a creation support programme for, announcing a production scholarship for videographic creation, giving rise to a work that is exhibited at the end of the year in Es Baluard. One of the objectives that unite the two entities is that of supporting both emerging art and the production of artistic projects.
With the aim of lending visibility to the whole set of results, we decided to make a presentation by way of an exhibition on one of the islands of the Balearic archipelago, Menorca, and in a prominent cultural site there, Ca n’Oliver, in Maó. In this way, a dual facet of the project will be showcased: the latest in audiovisual research, the result of the collaboration between Es Baluard museum and DKV, and also an X-ray of the most relevant aspects of the latest contemporary artistic creation.
The aim is to bring the five winning projects from the DKV-Es Baluard scholarship programme held until now together in a group exhibition: The artists Elssie Ansareo (Mexico City, 1979) and Alaitz Arenzana (Bilbao, 1976) with their work (Preposición) La Habitación, filmed in 2014 with patients from the Zamudio Psychiatric Hospital in Bizkaia. In 2015, Javier Artero (Melilla, 1989) made Skyline, filmed on this occasion in the Marina Salud Hospital in Denia and centred on the idea of horizontality applied to the vision of the natural or artificial landscape.
In 2016 Joan Bennassar (Palma, 1991) created the project The sun is gone but we still have the view, in which he examines the relationship between nature and culture, researching the ecological, economic and political implications of our commitment to the material world with the aim of facilitating a new understanding of the structures and systems that govern our surroundings; in the year 2017 the winner was Fermín Jiménez Landa (Pamplona, 1979)with his project En la oscuridad brillante, a work proposal on Lisca Bianca, an uninhabited island in the Aeolian Islands associated to the idea of fictitious disappearance, tourism and the concept of island as a political and geographical frontier.
More recently, the artist declared winner of the grant in 2018 was Irene de Andrés (Ibiza, 1986) with her project Complejos de destino. Capítulo I: PRORA, in which the artist once again deals with tourism as a theme, but implementing the idea turning towards the obsession of travel, of collecting places, and how this colossal industry is becoming stronger and stronger, swallowing everything in its path. The buildings themselves in their different eras, as the results of the tourism industry, tell what has happened, what is happening and what may happen.