VTV Classics (r3): Carlos Amorales: Dark Mirror (2007)

In 2007, we filmed both the exhibition as well as the accompanying art talk of Mexican artist Carlos Amorales in Zürich, Switzerland. As part of our VTV Classics series, we are now publishing a re-edited version of the 2007 video of the opening. Furthermore, we are soon publishing an unreleased recording of the art talk that took place at Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zürich.

Carlos Amorales’ show at Daros Exhibitions in Zürich was titled “Dark Mirror”. The title refers to an eponymous animation by the artist, which evokes an apocalyptic scenario. The exhibition focuses on Carlos Amorales’ “Liquid Archive”, a vast database containing hundreds of pictures, which the artist combines in ever new variations. “He uses his virtually inexhaustible iconographic repertoire to dissolve the boundaries between the media. In this way the artist employs contemporary techniques to generate archetypal images of an uncanny beauty that imprint themselves on the viewer’s memory.” PR Daros Exhibitions.)

VTV Classics (r3): Carlos Amorales: Dark Mirror (2007). Zürich (Switzerland), May 4, 2007.

This video is another film in our series of re-mastered and re-edited series of VernissageTV Classics. Our series r3 highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Here’s the complete list of videos.

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Complete video (13:47 min.):


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