Bernardí Roig’s Cinematographic Construction of the Place
Why We Recommend it
The Spanish artist’s (b. 1965) exhibition presents a careful selection of his work in cinematography, featuring absurdist videos of solitary figures and scenic locations.
In The Cinematographic Construction of the Place, curated by the prolific Susana Sanz and exhibited for the first time in Asia at Videotage, Roig’s use of cinematographic grammar to build an evocative place within a visual universe explores systematic structure and the human mind through baroque halls, geometric structures, abandoned factories and desert, among others.
These backdrops are elevated from location to place by borrowing from the cinematic imaginary mean, looking out into the mind’s darkest corners, the madness of horror and human reason which are coincident again and again.