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Domino – Tomas Espina & Martin Cordiano

Mamco, Geneva
17 October 2012 – 20 January 2013

Dominio subverts the modern social and political keys. If usually a house, along with bedding, food and fire, is considered an area of protection, in Dominio instead, the home exposes the viewer to the tensions of the world. In the installation the present is absent, the public and external violence become intimate and interior, and the power relationships cross personal objects. Social life, full of conflicts and tensions, manifests in the cracks of objects. Hell is in the remainings of the ordinary and familiar belongings.

In contemporary societies, privacy becomes public, and external instability penetrates the inner life. Danger reveals not only in society but also in the private sphere. The home, last refuge of the subject, opens to the world and its conflicts. Walls and windows don´t protect anymore, as violence has already entered. What is ordinary is torn, lost, abandoned by an impetuous genius, an absent inhabitant that isn’t more than the remainder of the experience of the dissolution of the community. Power relations increase the resilience of things. Dominio is the result of social breakdown: the lack of a body, a face and a voice; and the energy that lies at the depth of things.

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