Alberto Garcia-Alix: From Where There is No Return17. Apr - 17. Apr 14 / ended The Photographers' Gallery
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A screening of Alberto García-Alix's film From Where There is No Return (2008). The film is presented as part of his exhibition, this is a theatrical screening of the full-length film.
García-Alix presents a journey between his past and present work, and therefore of his own biography. The poetic monologue reflects, through his own voice, a subjective and intimate meditation on memory and his photographs.
Photography chains my memory. It doesn’t just confine it to what has been seen. The melancholic emotion of the irrecusable becomes visible.
The soul of photography is the encounter.
Yesterday I photographed silences, today I photography my own voice.
This journey woven over a memory of lights, flashes, optical illusions, is looking for a revelation.
A bridge across the abyss.
The visible scenery of a sentiment to the beat of my emotions.
Today I am aware that a way of seeing is a way of being. Photography is a powerful medium.
It takes us to the other side of life.
And there, trapped in its world of light and shadow,
as a mere presence, we also live.
Immutable. Without sorrows. Our sins forgiven. Finally tamed... Frozen.
On the other side of life, from where there is no return.
Director, writer, photographs: Alberto García-Alix
Collaborators: Nicolás Combarro/Miguel Ángel Delgado
Music: Tiger Lillies, Tav Falco, Lao Da, Daniel Melingo; David García Díaz/Nicolás Combarro (ambiente musical).
Alberto Garcia-Alix has had solo shows at Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris (2003), Les Rencontres d’Arles festival (2007), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía(2008), Ullens Center in Beijing (2010), and Moscow House of Photography, Moscow (2011), amongst others. He participated in numerous group shows including Fotomuseum Winterthur (2008), C/O Berlin (2009) and Aperture Foundation, New York (2010). A new exhibition at Masion Européenne de la Photographie in Paris and Museum of Modern Art in México will open 2014.
Contains images of an adult nature. Parental/Guardian guidance is advised for under 16s.
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