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3 July 2014

Miguel Mitlag, T.V. SET

The photographs of the T.V. Set series dramatically engage the theatrical space of actual television sets of private television stations (the point of reference would be small, perhaps alternative or experimental, television channels). Each photograph proposes a new set as it portrays a single physical space. The idea behind this project is to invert the creative order, to propose spaces for a thematic use as if the content could be determined by the way the space is arranged and furnished.

I re-enact forbidden spaces, soft and unstable surfaces, idle times. I do research into something that is or could be dysfunctional. I engage history and the power of desire. I try to produce alterations. This is a sort of reverse or pseudo-realism. A system that attempts to be useful and useless at the same time, taking full advantage of its own contradiction. I work with objects and everyday materials from the grammar of the perception that these materials provide. It’s as if I had a malleable material in my hands and I reformulated its principles, structure and purpose.

Artist presented by Alexis Fabry for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles. 

Exhibition venue : Atelier de Chaudronnerie, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d’Arles 2014.