Andrés Galeano

Work for Live Art Denmark
2012: Watching the Sun, Samtalekøkken 9 at Hofteatret.

Watching the Sun
In this performance, Andres uses the setting of the historical court theatre at Christiansborg castle in the centre of Copenhagen for a meditation about the sun and, in extention, about light. The performance begins with a series of slides, projected on the ceiling of the theatre, alternating between artworks and landscapes. In the completely dark theatre, he plays with the visibility of his own body using a series of different lamps and viewing devices. Finally, after the lights come back up, he unrolls the poster of a sunny beach and completes the image by performing with a hula hoop loop and a pair of fans to Hawaiian music.

About the Artist
Andrés Galeano was born in Mataró (Spain) in 1980. He lives in Berlin and Barcelona. He holds a philosophy degree from the Universtiy of Barcelona, a photography diploma from the Freie Fotoschule Stuttgart and a sculpture/free art degree from the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. He works with photography, video, installation and performance and has realized exhibitions and performances throughout Europe, Latin America, USA and Canada. His pieces are composed from a conscious interaction of space, audience, objects, actions, time and his body. He freely mixes art languages, using the power of the instant and the presence to create actions and situations that raise philosophical questions and give room to poetical experiences.

Read more about Andres’ works on his website.

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