Exhibitions | Between the Lines | 2011
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Opening and Closing: Wednesday, 2 March 2011 - 7:30pm to Saturday, 2 April 2011 - 6:00pm

 

Ventiladoris and Serendipias

The project Ventiladoris and Serendipias is an in situ work that speaks about coincidences, accidents and serendipities that appear in the form of text written on a wall. The text itself becomes like an image and every letter becomes a patiently created artwork that correlates perfectly with what is narrated in the text. Ventiladoris and Serendipias is the product of meetings between objects and people, collisions and touching anecdotes. Together they create new ways of seeing relationships, where accidents becomes positive experiences, comedy becomes tragedy and where relations between the artist and his assistants appear and reveal contradictions.

 

Pase Gol / Línea de Meta

This video shows the english football player Robbie Fowler and his unusual way of celebrating a goal, simulating snorting cocaine. The video was recorded on analog VHS, and displays an error in the signal, whereby an interference line looks like a line of cocaine. It establishes the relationship between football and drug trafficking, not only from the little known colombian context and its role as producer, but also from the English Premier League as a destination and goal. The video was reviewed in the book A line of dust. Art and Drugs in Colombia by Santiago Rueda Fajardo. Pg 87. 2009.

 

Non-refundable ocean dance

The Non-refundable ocean dance work uses an underwater video to emphasize the idea of cubic space, its area and contents. The video was shot in the Colombian Caribbean Sea and shows the huge container that is the ocean, with its varied forms of plant and animal life dancing harmoniously in the currents. The apparent harmony of the elements is slowly mixed with rubbish produced by humans, and a bottle of Coca-Cola in perfect balance (another container, in this case 500ml) makes its appearance following the ocean dance.

 

Videos
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Video
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Elkin Calderón | Pase Gol / Línea de Meta | 2008 | Video projection on credit card or plastic card. Video HDV 1 min., 30” loop
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Elkin Calderón | Cig & roll | 2009 | Video HDV min., 35 min. loop
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Selected works
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Ventiladoris and Serendipias | 2011 | Text / Drawing, written with template and scratched on wall | Variable measures
Elkin Calderón | Origami Criollo – Sniffing (video still) | 2008 | DVD 0:54 min.
Elkin Calderón | Non-refundable ocean dance (video still) | 2010 | Video HDV 2 min., 35 min. loop