Within the general programme of the Fair is presented the latest projects by Javier Arbizu (Navarra, 1984) and Andrés Pachón (Madrid, 1985). The first, developed in the scholarships for the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome; The second, subsidized by the aid to the creation in the visual arts of the community of Madrid.
Based on the study of techniques of the past, whether sculptural or photographic, and although from two strategically differentiated approaches, Arbizu and Pachón perform an archaeological and anthropological work of our present digitized and hypermediated. Arbizu performs a study of the waste of our time, transforming everyday objects through minimal manipulations; A sort of emotional reconstruction or disfigurement that makes us think, through the material world, in the ecological and economic development of our era. Working with various sculptural techniques, such as the Assembly, the elaboration of moulds and castings in plaster, the molten metal as bismuth, the welding and steel boiler, Arbizu offers us worn objects that respond to a context where the standard It is the digitization of things, the supersaturation of images and the hyper-rationalization of the same.
For its part, Pachón presents a visual work of hybrid origin, where the archives of anthropological photographs are questioned by digital technologies. Departing from a collection of raciológicas photographs of 1891, ceded by the Musee du Quai Branli de Paris, Pachón performs an image calculation software based on the portraits composed by Eugenist Francis Galton, in order to reflect on the errors Endemic to the disciplinary power based on the knowledge of the body. This is a historical dialogue between the Fisiognómicos optical systems of the nineteenth century and the current biometric frontier technology, where the biopower and the ideology of the archive continue to be effective.