“Moiré and Aliasing” (2020)
Baldasare Mario and Asis Ybarra

multichanel, 11 min

screen + 2/3speakers surround

...Moiré and Aliasing (2020) is an 11 minute video project set in Palazzolo Acreide, a rural Sicilian town  near Siracusa, during the celebration of 'La sciuta di S.Sebastiano', an event that every summer gathers hundreds of people to celebrate the patron of the town.

The anticipation and excitement of the crowd for the revelation of the Martyr is manifested, in the form of sounds, voices, fireworks and steps in a stochastic manner, within the streets and allys surrounding the central square, without ever revealing, paradoxically, the main site of worship.

Through this act of de-contextualization operated by the camera, where the bigger picture is constituted by audio-visual details in order to stimulate the public towards the interpretation of a plot, the project aims to mantain a distance and only be attributed to a general collective event, devoid of any political-religiouscultural attribute...

1991 Madrid / Lives in Berlin

The worship of Sebastiano, in the history of sacred iconography, is so vast and varied in its repertoire that it can be defined as a constant reference for the public. Raffaello portrays the saint contemplative, while Antonello da Messina portrays him young, clean shaved and pierced by arrows, moments before Irene, widow of Castulo, would come to his rescue. He’s identified as a gentile knight and as a tough soldier, as a cortuos servant and as an aristocratic official. Yet, his image remains impressed and recognizable in the mind of each individual who has crossed his path, both for belief as for curiosity.
     Moiré and Aliasing (2020) is an 11 minute video project set in Palazzolo Acreide, a rural Sicilian town near Siracusa, during the celebration of ‘La sciuta di S.Sebastiano’ an event that every summer gathers hundreds of people to celebrate the patron of the town.The anticipation and excitement of the crowd for the revelation of the Martyr is manifested, in the form of sounds, voices, fireworks and steps in a stochastic manner, within the streets and alleys surrounding the central square, without ever revealing, paradoxically, the main site of worship. 

     Through this act of  de-contextualization operated by the camera, where the bigger picture is constituted by audio-visual details in order to stimulate the public towards the interpretation of a plot, the project aims to maintain a distance and only be attributed to a general collective event, devoid of any political - religious - cultural attribute.
     The Moiré effect in fabric, achieved through its calendering process, is a deformation of the weave that, in photography, is relatable to the disturbed digital image. Aliasing (from the Latin word alias: other) denotes, from a grammatical point of view, the progressive tense of the verb to alias. Pseudonym, alternative, escape, trick, technically speaking a filter added to the lens. An action that sums up the artist’s constant questioning on the relationship between reality, its reproducibility and fiction.

(Serena Guarino) 

 


Education 
Fine Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin, Prof. Ai Weiwei and Prof. Mónica Bonvicini 
BSc (joint Honours) Mathematics and Psychology, Queen Mary University of London 
Graphic Design Foundation, London College of Communication, UAL 


Projects 
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Food&, experimental art magazine. 

Selected Group Shows 
Seen By 13, Museum für Fotografie Berlin, November 2019 
Hinterm Wald, Kunstraum Potsdamer Straße 65, September 2019 
OQBO Gallery, Domestic Plants, Berlin, July 2019 
At the Limits of perception, Schillerpalais, February 2017, Berlin 
Nahmad Projects, June 2016, London 
The Common Ground Project, February 2015, Madrid 
Elemental, December 2014, Madrid 
Stretching Canvas, November 2011, London 
MilesKm, La Tabacalera, April 2011, Madrid 


Publications 
“You are My Favourite: Tree”, Walking Home, 2019 
“From One to Many”, University of the Arts Berlin, 2019 
“Conversations with Ai Weiwei”, University of the Arts Berlin, 2018 
“Heft”, University of the Arts Berlin, 2017 
“I am NOT Tino Sehgal”, Nahmad Projects, 2016 

Photo credit: Author 

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