Diego Bruno’s CUT at Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art EVA International

Diego Bruno’s CUT (2021) is part of the Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art EVA International, held from July 2 – August 22 2021. Bruno’s documentary video is included in the Guest Programme “Little Did They Know”, curated by Merve Elveren and exhibited both on-site in Limerick and online.

CUT departs from a peoples uprising in the cities of Cutral-Có and Plaza Huíncul, in Argentine Patagonia in 1996. It investigates the relevance of the moving image to re-present and account for a popular uprising. The work suggests that the formal capacity of video and image-movement makes it possible to update and relocate past and geographically distant events. Documents, archive materials, sounds, voices, filmed locations and filmed scenes, all the elements in the film are organised by montage and cuts in the material. Those elements exist inside the work without respecting the logic of belonging that they may or may not have outside the film itself. The work is articulated in episodic fragments that leave empty spaces between groups of images. Fundamental aspects of the events referred to in this video are the systematization of road blockade and the interruption of circulation of goods, as a method of protest and collective organization.

Born in 1978 in Argentina, Diego Bruno lives and works in Helsinki. He studied History of Art at the University of Buenos Aires, holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Escola Massana, Barcelona and an MFA in Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Bruno’s work has been shown at Wiels Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels; Museum of Latin American Art, Buenos Aires; Centre d´Art Santa Monica, Barcelona; Manifesta 08 Murcia; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York; Center for Contemporary Art Celje; Extra City, Antwerp; The Solo Project, Basel; Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and Malmö Kunsthalle, among others.

Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art EVA International, July 2 – August 22 2021, Limerick

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