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DóNDE MUEREN LOS PáJAROS june 06 - july 31, 2014
  • Exhibition view

    Exhibition view,

    Bed, parachute, bird and gold. Poetic texts in printed vinyl and recorded voice on mp3

  • David Escalona. Untitled I

    David Escalona. Untitled I, 2013

    Mixed media. Bed, parachute, bird, gold leaf. Variables measures. 

  • David Escalona. Untitled I (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled I (detail), 2013

    Mixed media. Bed, parachute, bird, gold leaf. Variables measures. 

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series. Installation view

    David Escalona. Vendados Series. Installation view, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. Variable measures

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series. Installation view

    David Escalona. Vendados Series. Installation view, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. Variable measures

  • David Escalona.Vendados Series. Installation view

    David Escalona.Vendados Series. Installation view, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. Variable measures

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series. Installation view. Detail

    David Escalona. Vendados Series. Installation view. Detail, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. Variable measures

  • David Escalona. Vendados Seires. Installation view

    David Escalona. Vendados Seires. Installation view, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. Variable measures

  • Vendados Series

    Vendados Series, 2013

    Exhibition view

  • , 2013

    Exhibition view

  • David Escalona. Untitled III

    David Escalona. Untitled III, 2013

    Cartdridge belt, plaster fingers, cartdridges. Medidas variables.

  • David Escalona / Chantal Maillard. Sin título III / Excedida

    David Escalona / Chantal Maillard. Sin título III / Excedida,

    Cartidge leather belt and  plaster fingers. Poetic text in printed vinyl and recorded voice on mp3

  • David Escalona / Chantal Maillard. Untitled II / Aprieta

    David Escalona / Chantal Maillard. Untitled II / Aprieta,

    Cartidge leather belt, plaster fingers, wooden stick and handkerchief. Poetic text in printed vinyl and recorded voice on mp3

  • David Escalona. Untitled II (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled II (detail), 2013

    Mixed media. Leather cartdridge belt, cartdridges, plaster fingers, handkerchief, wooden stick, dish. Variables measures.

  • David Escalona. Untitled II (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled II (detail), 2013

    Mixed media. Leather cartdridge belt, cartdridges, plaster fingers, handkerchief, wooden stick dish. Variables measures.

  • David Escalona. Untitled II (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled II (detail), 2013

    Mixed media. Leather cartdridge belt, cartdridges, plaster fingers, handkerchief, wooden stick, dish. Variable measures.

  • David Escalona. Untitled II (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled II (detail), 2013

    Mixed media. Leather cartdridge belt, cartdridges, plaster fingers, handkerchief, wooden stick, dish. Variables measures.

  • David Escalona. Untitled II. Detail

    David Escalona. Untitled II. Detail, 2013

    Mixed media. Leather cartdridge belt, cartdridges, gypsum fingers, handkerchief, wooden stick, dish. Variables measures.

  • David Escalona. Untitled IV

    David Escalona. Untitled IV, 2014

    Piece of ancient polychromed wood carving, intervened with gold leaf.

  • David Escalona. Untitled IV. Detail

    David Escalona. Untitled IV. Detail, 2014

    Wood carving polychromed with golden leaf

  • David Escalona. Untitled IV (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled IV (detail), 2014

    Piece of  polychromed wood carving, intervened with gold leaf

  • David Escalona / Chantal Maillard. Untitled IV / Ofrenda

    David Escalona / Chantal Maillard. Untitled IV / Ofrenda,

     Piece of an ancient sculpture in polychrome wood carving, intervened with gold. Poetic text  in printed vinyl and recorded voice on mp3

  • Chantal Maillard. Balbuceo

    Chantal Maillard. Balbuceo,

    Poetic text. Printed vinyl and recorded voice on mp3

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series LXXIX

    David Escalona. Vendados Series LXXIX, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Series

    David Escalona. Series "Vendados", XVII, 2013

    Graphite on greaseproof paper. Measures 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series,  XXVIII

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXVIII, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing  paper. 29,5 x 41, 8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXXIII

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXXIII, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41, 8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, LXXIV

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, LXXIV, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41, 8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XLVII

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XLVII, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XI

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XI, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper.  29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Series

    David Escalona. Series "Vendados", LXXI, 2013

    Graphite on greaseproof paper. Measures 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XX

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XX, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Series

    David Escalona. Series "Vendados" XLIV, 2013

    Graphite on greaseproof paper. Measures 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXXVIII

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXXVIII, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper.  29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXVI Series

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XXVI Series , 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, LXI

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, LXI, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper. 29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Vendados Series, XL

    David Escalona. Vendados Series, XL, 2013

    Graphite pencil on tracing paper.  29,5 x 41,8 cm.

  • David Escalona. Untitled IV

    David Escalona. Untitled IV, 2014

    Piece of  polychromed wood carving, intervened with gold leaf.

  • David Escalona. Untitled IV (detail)

    David Escalona. Untitled IV (detail), 2014

    Piece of  polychromed wood carving, intervened with gold leaf.

PRESS RELEASE

Where do Birds Die is a project that has come out of the dialogue kept between David Escalona and Chantal Maillard over time; a meeting with plenty of small events where the bounds between both artists and their respective creative supports do not separate. Who started? What belongs to each one? Until when? It is not about illustrating a poem, or interpreting a plastic work with words, but breaking away from the usual boundaries and promoting a sphere, either physical or mental, crossed by multiplicities, confluences, echoes or resonances, which leads to reflection. It is important to demonstrate the coexistence of different artistic disciplines throughout history and that, however, they are usually taken separately, in isolated sections. Strictly speaking, this project cannot be described as inter-disciplinary or inter-personal, but prefix trans would be more accurate, because it goes a step beyond the exchange based on two different complementary parts, the limitations imposed or self-imposed to create a scene without hierarchies.
 
The works included in this project are just residual traces of a meeting favoured through metaphor; traces that are the witness creators offer to the viewer to accomplish their needs, expectations or desires; so they can find an answer or raise new questions.
 
On the other hand, with the concern of lending or amplifying the voice of the silenced ones, of all those forgotten victims on the sidelines of history, yet unavoidable. They may have left the latent pathos on the faults of History, accidents already warned by thinkers such as Aby Warburg or Nietzsche, seismographs that would end up going crazy. Chantal and David have been knocked over by that trans-historical pathos to make new reinterpretations, to show an iota of that unrepresentable spectral reality that is part of our everyday lives, a wound that is common; a wound that is the same for all of us, fruit of tensions and conflicts, of excessive human violence. What injury is not a war wound and that not come from the whole society was written by Bousquet, the poet-soldier, who wrote it from bed where he spent his life after being hit by a bullet on the battlefield during the First World War.
 
Where do Birds Die is a strange place, it is the no man’s land where, through poetry, drawing, sculpture and the premises, Chantal Maillard and David Escalona invite to reflect, from the compassion, about the History of Mankind: the history of a perpetual crime.
 
David Escalona (Málaga, 1981), a graduate in Fine Arts. He is working to get his PhD in UGR at the moment. He has been given many awards, scholarships and support, and he has got solo and collective shows in commercial spaces and prestigious institutions. Its exhibitions and projects have been collected prominently in relevant media. He has appeared in Especial ARCO del ABCD las Letras y las Artes’ front cover on the occasion of his selection for the individual stand of Fundación ONCE, due to his debut at the edition of the fair 2012. He also starred in one of the interviews on the two central pages of that same cultural supplement, whose content director considers him as one of the most powerful voices of the Spanish plastic art.
 
Chantal Maillard (Brussels, 1951), is a doctor in Philosophy, specialist in Indian Philosophy and Religion from the Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi). Until 2000 she was teaching at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Malaga, where she promoted the study of Philosophy and Comparative Aesthetics. Since 1998 she has worked as a critic on the Cultural Supplements of ABC and El País newspapers. She has written several poem books, essays and diaries. In 2004 she was awarded the National Poetry Prize for her book Matar a Platón and in 2008 the National Critics Prize and the Andalusia Critics Prize for Hilos. Her diaries are the choice for writing on multiple registers that turns one's own consciousness into subject of reflection.







 

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