The project that David is developing at Grey Cube Projects is a proposal which makes part of Art Report. These interventions take their content from a varied range of reports produced by local newspapers and tabloids dedicated to the research and analysis of these subjects. The facts that David finds and selects in this process of research will be later reproduced as paintings or digital prints.
Breaking Views + Art Report is the title of the most recent ongoing project on which David Palacios has been working. The idea is to create sort of Visual News Agency by using the tools of art (in any of its forms or mediums) this initiative attempts to illustrate How Media puts upon the public domain political issues concerning our social reality.
These arguments fall into a number of different categories, including global economics, international investment, oil prices, spending on military defense, social issues, poverty levels.
Therefore David Palacios art practice can be understood as a participatory platform to discuss how public media shapes our social interactions, for David this characteristic way of presenting the reality towards the audience, works as an art form. Processual art replaces the artwork as an object and provides vital importance to the creative research nature of an artistic project.
In the case of David Palacios creation intentionality arises from the context in which the proposal is gestated, therefore the timing is a factor that determines the visual result.
The idea of this multi-disciplinary experience is to reference how a geographical area can reshape the way we live. Just like a work of art, we can understand and respond to these issues either as a social report which reveals itself to the viewer or as a subject itself. Art Report also sends reports by using nowadays available channels of communication, such as emails, regular posts, and social media doing this systematically enacts the functions of a so-called Visual News Agency.
David Palacios residency project is developed thanks to the funding support of TRANSART Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA. GCP residency program supports creative initiatives that can engage the community in diverse formats of art such as performances, lectures and thinking laboratories.