| taka kono, claudia dyboski, cayetano truyols | ill omen 3 | malpaís
ill omen 3 invites us to navigate the hazy boundary between the familiar and the disconcerting, a labyrinthine journey through our most deeply rooted anxieties. The three artists expertly conjure a realm where the ordinary is imbued with a haunting otherness, where the specter of the unknown lurks just beyond the veil of the everyday. In this enigmatic space, we are confronted with the disquieting echoes of a world undone, a stark reflection of the tenuous threads that bind us to our fragile existence. The artists play between the tangible and the intangible, their works straddling the precipice between reality and dreams, truth and falsehood.
The first piece, a post-apocalyptic flag, looms in the shadows. The skull, pierced by needles, seems to solemnly preside over the scene, while the blood collection tube attached to the rotating fan stirs the air. Burning incense sticks cast a dim glow, their scent permeating the space with an uneasy nostalgia. Wandering through the darkness, an unexpected sight greets visitors: a horseshoe crab fused with a Roomba. This peculiar marriage of ancient and modern roams the venue, inviting contemplation on the passage of time and the merging of the natural and the artificial. Further along the path, the fragmented silhouette of a dismembered body materializes. Crafted from reflective fabric, the figure rests atop a discarded truck part. The sculpture, shimmering in the faint light, appears to be searching for solace in a world where comfort is scarce.
As we traverse the exhibition, we bear witness to the uncanny manifestations of our darkest fears. In ill omen 3, hope is ephemeral, flickering in and out like a candle struggling against the wind, while the abyss returns our gaze with a frigid, unyielding countenance. By exploring the interstices of our collective psyche, ill omen 3 compels us to confront the disconcerting duality that lies within us all, where the known and the unknown intertwine in a dance of convulsive beauty.
ill omen 3
by Taka Kono, Claudia Dyboski, Cayetano Truyols
at Malpaís, Barcelona