Sobre Abominaciones y otras Luces
La muestra Sobre Abominaciones y otras Luces es una indagación sobre la génesis de la forma.
La materia prima con la que trabaja Gabriel Rud es digital. Mediante apropiación de tecnologías, programas e interfaces que capturan la gestualidad manual, genera volúmenes virtuales. Del juego, obsesiones, trances y prolongadas manipulaciones de esta materia digital, surge un mundo de formas abominables.
Participa como artista invitado Daniel Melero con una versión instrumental del tema Supernatural compuesta especialmente para la muestra.
Sobre Abominaciones y otras luces por Marta Zátonyi
EL TODO BUENO
Primero era el logos. En la tierra imperaba el vacío, y en el universo, el desorden.
LA TRAMPA DE LO BELLO
Pero había una trampa. Todo era bello porque todo era bueno. Faltaba algo. Lo
Las pavorosas huestes comenzaron a engendrarse de esta trampa de lo bueno,
El amanuense Rud escribe y sueña, indaga y titubea. Se retrocede, avanza. Vacila
Marta Zátonyi 2012
The exhibit On Abominations and other Illuminations is an inquiry about the genesis of Form. The matter with which Gabriel Rud works is digital. Thanks to his apt dominion of the newest gesture recognition technology, he creates virtual shapes with volume and depth. Out of his play with obsessions, trances and endless manipulation of digital material, a world of abominable forms emerges. Special guest Daniel Melero features an instrumental version of his song Supernatural, specially composed for this exhibit.
On Abominations and other Illuminations,
by Marta Zátonyi
THE GOOD ALL
In the beginning was the Logos. Emptiness ruled the Earth, and Chaos, the Universe. Darkness covered the face of the abyss.
So, in the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. Words were the tools he used to create them. And then God said, “Let there be Light,” and there was Light. And God saw that the Light was Good, and separated Light from Darkness. Then God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters,” and separated water above from water below. And it was so, and God saw that it was Good. Then God created the grass and trees, the cycles and time, the celestial bodies, and night and day. He filled the seas and the air with all kinds of beings, and gifted them all with fertility, and God saw that all was Good.
Next God created human beings in his own image, male and female He created them. God established that all beasts and plants were to be their food and that their thirst was to quenched with water. And God beheld all His creatures and saw that All was Good. Everything that was, was Good, since everything that was had been created by Him. Everything was Beautiful because everything was Good. As the first lines of the Bible state. This is the first teaching of the Book of Genesis. The dreadful Chaos turned into Light, it became humanity’s home and was transmuted into Word. Since then, humans are headed relentlessly into Chaos, they are compelled by the Word, the World itself is created by the Word.
THE TRAP OF THE BEAUTIFUL
There was, however, a trap. Everything was Beautiful because everything was Good. Something was missing. What was missing was Ugliness and Evil. Everything was shaped according to God’s wishes, nothing dared to even stir, for fear of losing their Beauty. And God did not alter what He had already created and considered good, nor that in which He could not see himself reflected and which was not created. That which was not created, was Chaos. But Chaos was also well done.
What was most terrible was not Ugliness, Beauty’s rival. Rather, Terror was the invader, the destroyer, the new barbarian, that which doesn’t know, because what it is and where it goes is unknown, for there is nowhere else to go to, since All has already been created by God and it is Good. Because it is something.
It was from this trap of the Good and the Perfect that the dreadful hordes emerged. They have deformed it, and will continue deforming it eternally. Eternally. Nothing that has been touched by them is allowed to remain still. Form was deformed, the new offspring could not get the new Word because it was again dragged and pushed towards deformity, continually and inexorably. Without the Masters of Mutation, they redeemed humans from the eternal beauty of God and from His benevolent, eternal trap. They disturbed the Pure and the Unique, and bastards, hybrids, and mongrels surged. They are never still, but are in a perpetual process of deformation.
Thus came into the world the Abominable. And, since then, it multiplies indefinitely. It doesn’t go anywhere, rather, it expands all over. It shatters the duality of the Ugly and the Beautiful. It’s enemy has never been Beauty, but lethargy, calm and stillness. In the path of the Abominable, Form is obliterated and constantly deformed, and Word and World are obliterated as a result. Fullness and Emptiness become indistinguishable, they shake, stir, shrink and expand.
Rud, the scribe, writes and dreams, probes and hesitates. He pulls back, goes forwards. He ponders and chooses between this and that. He goes through the realms of Belief, of Light, of Form and Word. Captivated, he roams through well-trodden but desolate dark alleys, where tumultuous unformed matter spurts one bastard and hybrid configuration after the other: The Abominable. In the alchemy of invisible lights, Rud captures these mutations that flow from the unformed to the no- form. He is not interested in making the ugly beautiful, nor the beautiful ugly. He merely attempts to reflect the quintessence of energy, of bare life, of The Abominable.
Marta Zátonyi 2012