Despite the darkness
Fixed cameras record time under constant surveillance, calculating through the movements of the snail or the ant the perfect chronology of the space, almost like a ritual of impulses that, little by little, becomes an image with the capacity to be longed for. In the videos, the artist’s pencil pursues and traces the fleeting paths, constructing a kind of geographical labyrinth that closes in on itself, posing a series of questions that are constantly repeated.
In Despite the darkness, the artist’s interest in the signs of the lived experience, in the traces and the forms generated, is evident in this work, which aims to question reality itself, offering an alternative view from the observation of a nature with multiple possibilities of narration. Thus, the proposals wander through a critical nucleus capable of reflecting on questions related to identity and its interaction with the environment. It allows us, in this way, to reconstruct scenarios through the indicators marked by the protagonist animals, displacements and itineraries that materialise in order to map the territories in a process of experiencing nature.
In this project, representation is not only a document, but an indication, an essential tool of perception to define the positioning of the gestures that are produced over time, elaborating a grammar supported by the artist’s intervention that revises the anthropocentric paradigm.
It is clear that nature is not domesticated, but we can inhabit it, be part of its story, propose a sum of memories that reveal the vulnerability of the present and even of the future.
In this approach I unravel what has happened, the immanent trace of life, what has already happened, but remains latent before our gaze because it still belongs to the now. It is a sort of Benjaminian optical unconscious that goes beyond interpretation, revealing itself as the echo of a dialogue illuminated in nature itself.
Ramón G. Palazón makes us capable of grasping the transitory nature, at the same time as he recontextualises it, revealing a series of abysses into which we must fall if we want to be able to trace each of his approaches. Within the abyss, however, the light breaks through which, despite the darkness, remains inseparable.