EHP: Ensayo de Historia Patria | EMH: An Essay on Motherland History

Parte I & II | Part I & II

2009 – 2015

Ensayo de Historia Patria se enmarca en la investigación continua que he desarrollado desde el año 2008 hasta la actualidad, en donde distintas temáticas se abordan, así como sus diferentes aristas. En su primera parte el hilo conductor de ese EHP: Parte I es el montaje de estaciones en donde la memoria de la historia nacional se deconstruye, para luego advertir que es lo que se encuentra entre-capas. Se ven entonces como conviven la oralidad, lo escrito, el documento y lo vivencial, la versión, la verdad-mentira, el transcurso del tiempo (la desclasificación), indetectable para quienes fuera de contexto lo perciben.
En EHP: Parte II el abordaje al tema de la historia y la verdad se hace aún más exigente. La historia se debe al rigor, a la necesidad de ser precisa, al menos para mi. Pues si incide en la memoria colectiva e inevitablemente ayuda a construir identidades simbólicas de los pueblos, la responsabilidad de escribir esa memoria colectiva obliga a la búsqueda de la verdad. Y el arte nos acerca a los hechos desde la perspectiva más cercana a los fenómenos que les dieron origen.

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EMH: An Essay on Motherland History is part of the continuous research that I’ve developed since 2009 until 2015, where different themes are addressed, as well as their different edges. In its first part the thread of that EMH: PART I is the assembly of stations in which the memory of the national history is deconstructed, to later notice that it is what is between-layers. It is seen how the orality, the writing, the document, the experiential, the version, the truth-lie, the passage of time (the declassification), regarding the national history construction, coexist.
In EHM: Part II, the approach to history and truth becomes even more demanding. The historical construction is due to the rigor, the need to be accurate. For if it affects collective memory and inevitably helps to build symbolic identities of peoples, the responsibility to write that collective memory forces the search for truth. And art brings us closer to the facts from the closest perspective to the phenomena that gave rise to them.

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EMH: PART I
Chua, chua, chua ja ja ja

Pages of the book “An Essay on Motherland History” by H. D on fabric.
Acrylic, carbon paper, glue.
240 x 80 cms
2009

Exhibited in:
Proyecto Matriz (Matrix project). Montevideo’s Cabildo, Montevideo, Uruguay (2009).
Bologna Museum of Modern Art (MAMBo), Bologna, Italy (2013).
Curated by Jacqueline Lacasa (Uruguay).

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EMH: PART I
Go Baby Go, We Are Right Behind You; Go Baby Go, We Are Looking at You

Pages of the book “An Essay on Motherland History” by H. D on fabric.
Acrylic, carbon paper, glue.
200 x 200 cm
2010

Exhibited in:
Menos tiempo que lugar, el arte de la Independencia (Less time than space, the art of Independence), CME SUBTE Municipal Exhibition Center, Montevideo, Uruguay (2010).
Curated by Alfons Hug (Germany and Brazil) and Paz Guevara (Chile and Germany).

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EMH: PART I
Emboscada (Embush)

Performatic action / 100 graven wineglasses distributed to the public, red wine, white device.
Variable measures
2012

Exhibited in:
An Essay on Motherland History: Part I. Solo exhibition, Spanish Cultural Center (CCE), Montevideo, Uruguay (2012).
Curated by Fernando López Lage (Uruguay).

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EMH: PART I
From the Penitencia (Penance) series 1/3 – Heroes not always wear costumes Digital photography.

80 x 50 cm
2012

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EMH: PART I
From the Penitencia (Penance) series 2/3 – I can kill you with my mind.

80 x 50 cm
2012

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EMH: PART I
From the Penitencia (Penance) series 3/3 – Freedom is a long weekend.

80 x 50 cm
2012

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EMH: PART I
La Patria por la boca muere (The motherland dies by the mouth)
Digital Video.
04:41 min
2011

Exhibited in:
An Essay on Motherland History: Part I. Solo exhibition, Spanish Cultural Center (CCE), Montevideo, Uruguay (2012).
Southern Latitude, The Film-makers Cooperative, NY, USA (2015).
Images in flames: Uruguayan cinema, San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, USA (2015).
DOBRA Festival, Río de Janeiro, Brazil (2015).

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EMH: PART I
Casi famoso (Almost famous)
Installation / four digital images of 60 x 40 cm printed and piled in stacks of 500 copies each.
Variable measures
2012

Exhibited in:
An Essay on Motherland History: Part I. Solo exhibition, Spanish Cultural Center (CCE), Montevideo, Uruguay (2012).
Curated by Fernando López Lage (Uruguay).

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EMH: PART I
Palimpsesto (Palimpsest) series / 11 pieces

Newspaper sheet intervened.
Variable measures
2012

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EMH: PART II
Elige tu propia aventura (Choose your own adventure)
Sound installation
Variable measures
2013

Exhibited in:
Fútbol, el juego se acaba solo cuando termina (Footbal, the play finishes only when it ends), BROU Bank, Uruguay, and a travelling exhibition through Latin America (2013 – 2014).
Curated by Alfons Hug (Germany and Brazil) and Paz Guevara (Chile and Germany).

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EMH: PART II
Todos nuestros muertos (All of our dead)

Performatic action / Site Specific
Four digital images of 60 x 40 cm printed and glued in public space the night before “March of silence”. 500 copies each.
Variable measures
Montevideo, Uruguay – May 20th, 2015

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EMH: PART I
Ambidiestra (Ambidextrous)
Digital Video.
04:35 min

Exhibited in:
Arte y Política (Art and politics), CME SUBTE Municipal Exhibition Center, Montevideo, Uruguay (2015).  Awarded at “Call for projects” at CME SUBTE Municipal Exhibition Center. Jury: Cecilia Vignolo (Uruguay), Rulfo Alvarez (Uruguay).
Festival de Cine Experimental de Montevideo (Montevideo Experimental Film Festival),
Montevideo, Uruguay (2016).

Créditos
Curador del proyecto: Fernando López Lage
Fotografía: Antonell De Ambroggi, Natalia de León, Cinty Posse.
Colabraciones y agradecimientos: Marcelo Baruffaldi, Carolina Noblega, Victoria Vázquez, Carla Cassamanaghi.

Credits
Project curator: Fernando López Lage
Photography: Antonell De Ambroggi, Natalia de León, Cinty Posse.
Collaborations and acknowledgments: Marcelo Baruffaldi, Carolina Noblega, Victoria Vázquez, Carla Cassamanaghi.