Punto de Vista 2022 Winners
|ABOUT OTEIZA I|
Direction: Juan Carlos Quindós de la Fuente
Based on the writings of Jorge Ramos Jular, who analysed Jorge Oteiza’s work in accordance with evolving spatial categories, Quindós tackles the mural of the Apostles as a topographic landscape in which Oteiza’s sculptures occupy a virtual horizontal position, once more looking up to the sky and receiving the rain with open arms, like they did for many years in a nearby ditch. Sculpture and Architecture are diluted in a grey dance under the sleet that is falling on the lens, merging with the wonderful yet shocking pyramidal landscape that Oíza and Laorga prepared: architecture that is homogenous and sharp at the same time. This same “broken” continuity is shown in the editing of the plan sequence, which stumbles forward, in what the eye sometimes misses between the idle gaps or is desperately searching for new reliefs upon which to gaze. Once the attempt to "pull down the wall" has been established or “vacate it” as Oteiza would say, the casual gift of the bells and the blackbirds end up as travel companions.