Exhibition and bookrelease The Crossing of Two Lines, Centro Fotografico, Oaxaca

A visit to Mexico in 2008 led to an ongoing collaboration between Performing Pictures and the Talleres Comunitarios de Zegache. This phase of their work has also seen an increased attention to the patterns of human movement associated with economic migration and religious pilgrimage. Sometimes, in the migrant’s dream of a final return, the separation between these secular and sacred patterns dissolves. The crossing of these lines — vertical and horizontal, temporal and spatial, secular and sacred — marks the spot on which these pictures perform their enterprise.

The exhibition by Geska Brečević and Robert Brečević at CFMAB features a series of video installations and photographs and glass works from the current phase in Performing Pictures work that mixes pinhole camera and stop motion techniques into "motion picture paintings". Using a pinhole camera, 4x5 inch paper negative and a scanner, a stop motion animation is recorded image-by-image with long exposures and unpredictable diffractive light properties of moving 3-dimensional objects and rugged textures.

Before the opening of the exhibition, there will be a presentation of the book The Crossing of Two Lines – collaboration between Performing Pictures and British writer Dougald Hine. It is both a document of Performing Pictures work with venerative artefacts and a reflection over its significance in different social contexts seen from a personal view. From the Croatian island of Rab to the pueblo of Zegache in Oaxaca, Mexico, hundreds of colour photographs chart the making and use of venerative artefacts and mixed media. Meanwhile, in a series of texts—one essay, four interviews, ten short poems—we trace the intersecting lines of personal and collective experience which meet in this work.

Jueves 26 de septiembre 2013

Presentación de libro 18:00 horas

Inauguración exposición 19:00 horas 

M. Bravo 116, esquina García Vigil Col. Centro, CP. 68000, Oaxaca, México.

September 28 - 26 October 2013