Between the 5th of 9th of August, the Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture introduced Refik’s Anadol’s vibrant exhibition entitled Melting Memories that deals with the theme of the materiality of memories. Melting Memories constitutes a revolutionary way to perceive art, in which visitors are faced with the panoply of opportunities for visual representation that advanced technology offers contemporary art.
The ESPRONCEDA Institute of Art and Culture, founded in Barcelona back in 2013, is an innovative platform for contemporary arts, education and cultural dissemination. In this sense, it strives to become a multidisciplinary platform for creation where artists, curators, critics, gallerists, collectors, cultural institutions and art and culture lovers from across the world can come together to discuss. Indeed, the ESPRONCEDA program offers artistic production residencies to both international and national artists and curators. At the end of each program, the Institute then presents said work in a cumulative exhibition.
Los Angeles-based Turkish-born artist Refik Anadol is a brilliant audiovisual artist who dedicates himself to rethinking new aesthetic perceptions, employing cutting-edge techniques to dynamize space.
The title “Melting Memories” refers to the artist’s own experiences as he blends profound philosophical works, academic research papers and works of art dealing with the theme of memory into one exhibition. Viewers were able to enjoy this work on the materiality of memories and their artistic and social representation.
This work of art as a whole involves new technological advances comprising data paintings, augmented data sculptures and light projections that allow visitors to witness aesthetic interpretations of the human brain’s activity.
For this occasion, Refik Anadol and Espronceda counted with LED DREAM’s collaboration to install an indoor pixel pitch 2,8mm LED screen as large as 20m2 that displayed the famous digital work of art. Guests were welcomed by said digital creation upon entering the Institute’s main room, making this technological infrastructure a real challenge to install.