The work developed at the Academy of Spain in Rome gave, among other pieces, a work of video art called Standstill, about identity. Search by (Visual) questions on specific subjects relating to today's society, national identity is one of them. In this sense the dialectical images in the style of Benjamin are defined by index or mark historical which forwards them to the present day. The Benjaminian theory does not essences or objects, only images. But the crucial point in Benjamin is that these images are defined through a dialectical movement that is captured at the time of its suspension (Standstill). Dialectic at the time of his suspension, that image does not indicate simply a detention, but a particular threshold between immobility and movement.

 

 

STANDSTILL
2011