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The Near and the Nigh

23 September 2017

We are happy to invite you to the second event by la_cápsula

The Near and the Nigh
Derzu Campos
September 23rd, 2017 // 6.30 – 10.30 pm
Live performance Signs Preceding the End of the World // 9.30 pm
DJ set after the show
*The artist will be present

About the project:
The Near and the Nigh works as a cycle of light and darkness in which urbanism, social conflicts and the end of the world serve to establish a connection between Mexico –its ancestral past and its recent history– and the urban and gentrifying transformations of London as a capital of economic power. This installation also deals with issues such as the glamorization of violence, the internationalization of underground culture, and the transformation of the post-cinematic viewing style, as well as a utopian vision of a post-capitalist world. Conducted by a soundtrack made in collaboration with Mexican producer Siete Catorce, the piece works like a landscape in which moments of intense audio-visual stimuli are followed by periods of darkness and silence.

The video installation delves into core conflicts of our capitalistic contemporary world, affecting and effecting on both our social and natural environments, which allow us to slow down and be aware and, for a moment, think and imagine beyond our senses the grounds on which we stand.

la_cápsula is a tiny space, a container of art that releases its content in small doses. and like a pill, it has the potential to reach outside of itself.
it appears for some hours, and then disappears.
it is a place of encounter to re-think ways of being, ways of getting involved, being critical and trying to inhabit our planet with new eyes, in a moment when it seems that we are walking towards the destruction of our environment.
la_cápsula brings art to the center of this discussion.
la_cápsula is a low-cost and zero-waste initiative.





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