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Solo show: María Cañas - Dios se rie en las alturas (over)

24 June 2011 until 17 September 2011
  María Cañas - Dios se rie en las alturas
María Cañas
  Galeria Isabel Hurley

Galeria Isabel Hurley
Paseo de Reding 39 bajo
29016 Málaga
Spain (city map)

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Video-creations and photomontages. Production years: 2010 - 2011.

For those who not longer believe in their own truth although knowing that truth is always in another place.

"The man venerates the "superhuman" and has organised his life in agreement with the "superhuman". He doesn't know that was himself who put the stars in the sky. The man also revered the tradition. He has forgotten that his life is an experiment."

From its origins the man has demonstrated conscience of their spiritual need. The project "God laughs at heights" is a delirant and changing speech about the religious syncretism (conciliation of different viewpoints and even opposed, and mixing elements of various religions) and the "iconotropías" (appropriation and rereading of symbols from some old religions by another ones) of the Post Pop Era.

This project goes away from the formalist surface of every religion to present its more heterodox drifts passing by a means that flirt with the surrealism and the grotesque.

"God laughs at heights", speak about the thin line between admiring someone or fanatical lot, the motley spiritual supermarket of Occident. The sublime and crazy universe of the guru's sects and the pop idols, the conspirations theories and the esoteric, the godling of the Pop Era, the interesting mix of religion and party…

It's appropriationist videoart pieces are protagonized by false guru, televangelists and dictators who act like rock stars or showmen, the Marian apparitions, nazis and UFO phenomena, the Christian Holy Week and pop culture...

This experimental video-creations suggest the possibility of speculate with a certain irony and mood, providing other views around the fanaticisms of those who live about exploiting the desperate credulity of the others.

"God laughs at heights" it's a polysemic and intercultural collage that resort to the differents sensibilities and vital wealth from viewers , for to perceive the images and vindicate them like a creative and poetic context. Every piece attempt to contribute to create a speculative rebellion movement wich subverts and reinject the audiovisual material with multiple critic meanings.

To conclude, the popular wisdom from the TV series The Simpsons, where Lisa Simpson carry out the next reflection about soul: "Soul goes beyond the religion you profess, it consist of all the good in you".

And like Simon of the Desert warned: "Don't let yourself burn in the fire of a vain contemplation"

María Cañas

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