During the last years, I developed my work though drawing. In a world defined by high resolution media, through images that are understood as information, drawing allows us to suspend the "representation" of the world, and instead offer the viewer a personal translation of what surrounds us, in low resolution. The differences from other technological languages, is that drawing allows me to create a model through which I can think the present, and the future under different parameters than the on going progress model of modernity. Notions of time and fear as the inner forces that move us, space and gender are important in my work.. My work develops like a big mural which builds up by the aggregations of different bodies of work. The animation represents the possibility to experiment a new way to articulate my work. In which high and low technology can be put together in the same format. Animation allows me the possibility to experiment with other ways to structure the narrative in my work. In an animation, each drawing is not a piece anymore but turns into a key fragment to build the story. To be able to make this animation represents the possibility to investigate what stories can be told in the worlds that I was trying to frame in my work The space determines how do we behave, and how do we build ourselves as (sujetos). This animation film tells the story were the objets, - a group of airplanes - play the roles which each of us are expose in our daily life. Airplanes are not what they were anymore. The symbolic charge after the incident of 9/11, make these emblematic machines of transportation progress, and contemporary war, to be seen in a different way, in the collective imaginary. This film tries to add up all these layers.
Artist Bio / CV
Charo Garaigorta is an artist based in Spain and New York. She studied an MFA at the University of the Basque Country, and aMaster in Art and Art Education at Columbia University New York.Since then she has being working as an artist and as an art educator.Working for the education departments: MOMA, Guggenheim New York, Bronx Museum for the Arts.at the end of 2001she wnt to Sapin to design the Education Department at Artium a new museum of contemporary art in the Basque Country. It is since then when she stats to work on her Airports series, which consists on a book (recopilation of all the drawings), 2 animation films, an extensive body of drawings (Airports and Afrika: Time &Fear) and wall murals. She has shown her work in various art centers in New York: The Bronx Museum for the Arts, Art in General, Center for Curatorial Studies Bard College, Parker's Box, PS 122. In Brazil at the Centro Cultural in Sao Paulo, and The Contemporary Art Museum in Ceara. In Spain at Casa de America in Madrid, Rekalde in Bilbao Her first animation movie Airports 1, has been selected fpr Video Spain a group show with key work to understand the evolution of video art in Spain.At the present moment she has done 3 animation movies thanks to the grant from The Basque Governmentan and Fundación Arte y Derecho Spain.