This performance is a crosscurrent work; bullfighting today is disruptive. Therefore, Manuel Gaona through the body as a medium, is given the task of expressing works site where a fluid structure is transformed into language and movement; similarly, photography and video as a record, leaves a footprint, a trace.
By exploring the echoes of body art, Gaona explores transition states, and focuses on the process of change: from the concrete to the ephemeral, from inside to outside, from darkness to light, from life to death. The live actions and soundtrack are displayed in dialogue with text fragments that fluctuate from the metaphorical to the literal.
The photography and video are presented as a necessary device, a process of intrinsic thinking to the development of the physical actions. Throughout the performance, the artist will trigger actions in different areas of the gallery, expressing his call—a profound vocation as a bullfighter— that confronts the public with it’s spiritual quality.
Guillermo Kahlo, photographer of lineage, captures the fleeting moment during this compendium of actions, submerging into spaces of reflection that ponder from the sculptural dance of the body into the fluidity of time.
This encounter fosters the enjoyment of the senses, where art stops being represented and is transformed into pure manifestation. Gaona, therefore recreates a moment of fleeting privilege, a bridge between the animal instinct and the sensitivity of the human spirit.
Delmari Romero Keith
“Nothing stays the same when the body breaks into space;
it intoruces life”