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Mise en Abyme
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Sebastián Diáz Morales Mise en Abyme
Edited by Ines Rüttinger and Eva Schmidt.
Texts by Sebatián Diáz Morales, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Malena Sauto.

Graphic design: Roosje Klap.
published in June 2018
trilingual edition (English / French / Spanish)
16,7 x 24 cm (softcover)
176 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-943514-85-8
EAN: 9783943514858
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Sebastián Diáz Morales films and videos show that reality is nothing more than a figment of the imagination. Every figure and every narrative in them is a metaphor for the boundary between reality and fiction. This catalogue documents three recents video works by the Argentinian artist.
In the trilogy of videos portraited in this book, Insight, Suspension and The Lost Object, the artist invites us to suspend ourselves in a dream-like scenario dominated by lighting effects. We do not enter a dark room but an atmosphere subject to the different beams of light shining all around us.
That is the point, to throw light on the unknown, or on what we take for granted as natural when in fact it is nothing more than an impoverished fallacy. Or maybe it is simply about shining a light on ourselves as subjects and returning to the true essence of things: beauty, surprise, novelty and illusion.
The unknown.
Published on the occasion of Sebastián Diáz Morales' exhibition “Ficcionario IV”, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, from October 14 to June 5, 2017, and the 57th International Exhibition of visual arts – La Biennale di Venezia, from May 13 to November 26, 2017.
Sebastián Diáz Morales (born 1975 in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, lives and works in Amsterdam) is a video artist. Morales works with various filmic techniques, for example montage, cartoon-like dissociations or slow motion. Sound also plays a leading part, whether in the form of noise or film music. Some of the works are reminiscent of science fiction. Their narrative style and dialogues are of a minimalist character, yet their imagery evokes associations by which the viewer discovers a new take on reality.