︎ Miguel Escobar

An Image of a Façade


Projected Full HD video
stereo sound
6m x 3.4m screen dimensions
Loop of 12min41sec
2020
A still from the film Blow (Ted Demme, 2011) is dissected to recognize the space represented. In that process, the landscape of the image becomes one composed of fragile bi-dimensional objects without volume, weight, or interior . This appearance refers to the space of the film set, as well as to the concept of the architectural façade. As the camera moves through the dissected space showing the isolated elements, a voice-over points out possible relations of the elements with geographical locations. Some elements correspond visually with several of these descriptions, so it can be difficult to know what or who is being represented.

Trailer of An Image of a Façade