Mar Reykjavik

La Voltereta (The Somersault), by Mar Reykjavik, is a film comprised of nine acts and a circular sculpture composed of a wooden rod. The nine acts are comprised of town being the impulse, or digital, and the return, as in the analogical. The latter takes on a material form understood as a recollection of the given while the former is premised as an intention that assumes its consequences that are then disturbed through variability. This forming of the return is structured as a somersault giving way to more complex structures. The characters on the film attempt to do a turning exercise while sustaining physical contact. The projector screening the film attempts a similar motion of expanding beyond its carousels towards the somersault movement/position. A work on presence and presence-ing, it is what happens in the in-between of when a body ceased to be on its axis until a recovery. Thought, action and, to an extent, subjectivity is thought through the gaps in such movement or non-movement. A spiritual dimension of thought—of the present—then is formed in the somersault—the ceaseless moving forward that is backwards, impulse and the return, propulsion and consequence and so forth.

The installation was most recently exhibited at Ángels Barcelona.

Still from La Voltereta   •  2022

Still from La Voltereta

Digital and analogical single channel video
60 min. 35 min digital video and 25 min super-8 film
Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

2022  •  Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

La Voltereta   •  2022

La Voltereta

Digital and analogical single channel video
60 min. 35 min digital video and 25 min super-8 film
Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

2022  •  Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

Still from La Voltereta   •  2022

Still from La Voltereta

Digital and analogical single channel video
60 min. 35 min digital video and 25 min super-8 film
Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

2022  •  Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

Still from La Voltereta   •  2022

Still from La Voltereta

Digital and analogical single channel video
60 min. 35 min digital video and 25 min super-8 film
Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.

2022  •  Photo by Pol Masip. Courtesy of Ángels Barcelona.