The letter that Andrés wrote to Peter (Last Resort owner)
I would like to introduce you my new show with an image of a space I have specially created. I think it’s a great example of unforeseeable nothing. What Bergson calls the “unforeseeable nothing which is everything in a work of art,” an unforeseeable nothing that takes time.
It reminds me of a 1991 lecture by John Cleese (of Monty Python) on creativity, in which two of the five required factors he lists are time.
In this time of extreme over-stimulation, I have entitled this exhibition « Job Interview » .
A term used in the industry of productive time and efficiency, but reinterpreted as a sculpture that makes you feel the same uncomfortable situation from moment one. Under the pressures, which are all too familiar to us, we tend to maintain tunnel vision at times when we really need to step back and contemplate the wider view.
There’s also a compilation of all the work I have developed for the creation of this exhibition. I kind of feel weak showing all what has been going in my mind during the last 3 months, and by accepting that weakness it erases any kind of friction between me and the work.
This is how the name of this show came to me. Job Interview is me creating a selection of received excitation during a specific period of time. Which we may all agree with Bergson.
Barcelona, August 2019