The Near and the Nigh Installation

Derzu Campos

United Kingdom

Installation, surround sound on Other

Size: 0.4 W x 0.4 H x 0.4 D in

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About The Artwork

'The Near and the Nigh', 2015. Single-channel video installation running at 60fps, surround sound, fabric, 3d prints. 22:02 mins. ‘How far is the ideal, how far! A mirage in the desert, a phantasm of the steppes, the twinkling image of a star reflected in a lake. First was the bottomless abyss separating humanity from the promised land. How to fill this abyss?’ –Ricardo Flores Magón. The Near and the Nigh is a cycle of light and darkness where urbanism, social strife and the end of the World serve to establish a connection between Mexico –its ancient past and recent history– and the urban transformation of London as a centre of power. A crossbreeding of different contexts and paradigms, The Near and the Nigh also addresses the issues of the glamorization of violence, the internationalization of underground culture, the transformation of the post-cinematic viewing style, and lastly, the dream of a utopian community in a post-capitalist World. Enhanced by a soundtrack made in collaboration with Mexican producer Siete Catorce (soundcloud.com/sietecatorce), the installation works as a sonic and visual landscape where moments of intense stimuli are followed by quietness and repose.

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Installation:surround sound on Other

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:0.4 W x 0.4 H x 0.4 D in

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Derzu Campos (1980, Mexico; lives and works in Mexico City and London) received his MFA from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2015. His work explores apocalyptic scenarios through a mixture of science fiction and underground culture. In his installations and video works he presents a static world dominated by fear that is starting to collapse and liquefy into toxic gunk, where remains of the past that haunted history are finally redeemed. Recent projects and exhibitions include De Regreso a la Isla at Fundació Palma Espai d'art, Palma, ES; Guilt Complex at Biquini Wax, Mexico City, MX; Do the Hokey Cokey at Arterial, Mexico City, MX; Between 9:00 pm and Home, Chalton Gallery, London, UK. Grants and awards include: Jovenes Creadores fund, National Funds for Culture and Arts (FONCA), MX; Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise (shortlisted), Deutsche Bank, London, UK; Goldsmiths Enterprise Award, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK; Foreign Studies fund, National Funds for Culture and Arts (FONCA), MX.

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