Exhibitions | Natural Order
Juan Cortés y David Vélez
Opening and Closing: Saturday, 20 February 2016 - 11:00am to Saturday, 2 April 2016 - 6:00pm


Natural Order

Juan Cortés, David Vélez


Nature presents to man as a force of creation and destruction; also, as an element whose magnitudes and scales are immeasurable and disconcerting. Throughout history, man has tried to understand and, as far as possible, predict the behaviour of nature in order to control it. However, uncertainty always seems to prevail in our relationship with the natural forces, keeping us in constant awe facing the possibility of a potential natural disaster being triggered away from our knowledge and experience.

The destructive force of phenomena such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and floods tells about an absolute indifference of nature to man. Nature is not violent or destructive, just progresses and expands through cracks: for nature man and his fears, suffering and death does not exist.

'Natural Order' explores the naive and helpless look in which we appreciate the natural forces, where man seeks to understand, predict and control things whose magnitude and complexity, escapes any law, rule or prediction.


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Selected works
Juan Cortés y David Vélez, "Descomposed Cartographies", 2015, print: foto rag, digital collage on mdf, 1.50 x 5 mts.
Juan Cortés, David Vélez, "Natural Order 12", 2016, Video installation: 3 videos HD, 10'00" min each, 3 TV, variable dimensions. (Image: video still).
Juan Cortés, David Vélez, "Natural Order", 2016, Video HD stereo, 6'30" min. (video still).