System (Full Length), 2014

System

system /ˈsɪstəm/n
a group or combination of interrelated, interdependent, or interacting elements forming a collective entity; a methodical or coordinated assemblage of parts, facts, concepts, etc
any scheme of classification or arrangement
a method or complex of methods
a point of view or doctrine used to interpret a branch of knowledge
the system ⇒ (often capital) society seen as an environment exploiting, restricting, and repressing individuals
operative system ⇒ a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs.

Every system requires a set of established basis that supports it and prevents its collapse. Definitely the socioeconomic system that shelters humans is not exempt from these rules.

For proper operation it requires to program terminals/individuals with the basic notions of operation. Social rules and religion are just some, since any stimulus received from the outside is assimilated as their own.

This work is intended as a digital allegory (in pure 21th century’s style) of how The System inserts in us the basic guideline for its own perpetuation. The same individuals defend the System’s basis, their System.

Todo sistema precisa de unas bases establecidas que lo sustenten y eviten su colapso. Sin duda el sistema socioeconómico que ampara a los humanos no está exento de dichas reglas.

Para un correcto funcionamiento es preciso programar a los terminales/individuos con las nociones básicas de funcionamiento. Las normas sociales y la religión son sólo algunos, puesto que cualquier estímulo recibido del exterior es asimilado como propio.

Esta pieza pretende ser una alegoría digital (al más puro estilo del siglo XXI) de cómo El Sistema inserta en nosotros las pautas básicas para la perpetuación del mismo. Siendo los propios individuos los que defienden las bases de éste, su Sistema.

System, Miguel Andrés, Video art, Screenshot, 2014
System at Embarrat Festival [Museu Trepat], Tàrrega (ES), 2014
System live performance at Embarrat Festival, Tarrega (ES), June 2014
System Live Performance at Embarrat, Photo by Jesús Vilamajó, Tàrrega (ES), June 2014

Stuff

System DVD

DVD, Limited editions

Technical data

VIDEO PERFORMANCE
Year: 2014
Length: 4:49′
Size: HD 1280x720px
LIVE PERFORMANCE
Year: 2014
Length: 7′ approx.

Prizes

Jury Mention for SYSTEM at FIVA Festival Intl. Videoarte Buenos Aires (AR) December 2014
Winner EMBARRAT-IEI Prize for SYSTEM at Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES) June 2014
Winner 3rd Prize for SYSTEM at Bang Festival, Barcelona (ES) June 2014
Most voted video by public for SYSTEM at Pop Up Kino #1 Berlin (DE) June 2014
Winner 2nd Prize for SYSTEM at VII Premio de Videoarte Ayto. Astillero Astillero (ES) June 2014

Exhibitions

Embarrat Festival Tàrrega (ES), Bang Festival [Contrast Gallery and Casa Elizalde] Barcelona (ES),  Pop Up Kino #1 [PPC Gallery] Berlin (DE), Miden Festival Kalamata (GR), Se Alquila Estado Madrid (ES), Ciudad de Guatemala (GT), Buenos Aires (AR), VII Premio de Videoarte Ayto. Astillero Astillero (ES), IV Photo Meeting Barcelona presented into Joan Fontcuberta’s speech [Palacio de la Virreina] Barcelona (ES), Pop Up Kino #2 (Invited artist) Berlin (DE), Konvent Puntzero Berga (ES), Flux Club [Antic Teatre] Barcelona (ES), Future Identities [Palazzo Albrizzi and Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi] Venice (IT), Feria Marte [Palau de la Festa] Castellón (ES), 48H OPEN HOUSE [into Se Alquila proyecto] Buenos Aires (AR), ReCulture III [Skagiopoulio Foundation] Patras (GR), FIVA Festival Internacional Videoarte Buenos Aires (AR), ESBALUARD Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma [into FIVA 4] Palma de Mallorca (ES), Escalera de Incendios Barcelona (ES), New Media Arts Festival IVAHM 15 (Official selection) [Centro de Artes de Vanguardia La Neomudéjar] Madrid (ES), Proyector Festival (Official selection) Madrid (ES), Coímbra (PT), Milan (IT), Calles de Oaxaca (MX), Fenòmens Festival Barcelona (ES), TWIXTlab Athens (GR), Digital Flows [MACT/CACT Museum and Center of Contemporary Art of Ticino] Bellinzona (CH) video art, from May 2014 to April 2016