David Ferrando Giraut
Negreira, A Coruña, 1978
He lives and works in London. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and an MFA in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College. In 2010 he was one of the eight video artists selected by the LUX Associate Artists Programme in London. Her work, which mainly focuses on video, sound and installations, is in a cross-roads of concepts, such as the hybridisation of natural elements, technology and socio-political organisation and how it has been managed throughout history; the tension between representation and represented reality; the aesthetic experience as a cognitive tool; a questioning of the modern concept of temporality; and a search for continuity, through notions like transversality, Proustian reminiscence, ruin, and the parallelism between it and audiovisual recording.
In his recent works there is a special interest in the persistence of pyramidal social structures and the current mismatch between technological development and political involution, which seems to be leading us towards a post-cybernetic neo-medievalism.
Among his recent exhibitions, the following stand out: Luminous Flux, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (2014); ARCOmadrid 2014, Galería Bacelos; IndieLisboa14, Festival Internacional de Cine Independente; Veraneantes, MARCO, Vigo (2013-14); "It's a Place of Force" in REMAP4, Athens (2013) and MACO 2013, Mexico, Galería Bacelos; ARCOmadrid 2013, Galería Bacelos; Cristalino, Galería Bacelos, Madrid and Vigo (2012); 41 International Film Festival Rotterdam (2012); Swollen Jungle, Union Gallery, London (2012); The Fanstasist, MACUF, A Coruña (2011); Topophobia, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, The Bluecoat, Liverpool and Spacex, Exeter (2011-2012); Against Gravity, ICA, London (2010); Journeys End in Lovers Meetings, Galería Visor (2010), Valencia and 10/12, Brussels (2011); Time Capsules, The Gallery Soho, London (2011); Everything is Out There, part of Inéditos 2010, La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Between a Hole and a Home, James Taylor Gallery, London (2010); Strange Things Are Happening, ASPEX, Portsmouth (2009); or Situación, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (2008).
Prótesis discursiva (Una conversación alquímica) questions the difficult relationship between scientific research and political decision-making processes through interviews with a heterogeneous group of people (activists, lawyers, economists, geologists, ecologists and philosophers). The work proposes the relationship between the natural elements and their technological domestication as one of the defining features of human culture over time, questioning the perception of nature and culture as stagnant realities.