|claRa apaRicio yoldi (Es), Zoom Out, 2014
Video based on Caspar David Friedrich’s painting “The wanderer above the sea of fog”, one of the icons of the XIX century Romanticism Painting, where a man stands upon a rocky precipice with his back to the viewer. The wanderer gazes out on a landscape covered in a thick sea of fog, his hair blowing in the wind. The pervading fog stretches out indefinitely, eventually commingling with the horizon and becoming indistinguishable from the cloud-filled sky. Through the wreaths of fog, other ridges and forests of trees can be perceived above these escarpments and faded mountains in the far distance.
The screen is a frame. It establishes the limits of what is inside and what is outside, what is shown and what is hidden. In this video, the original painting has augmented its limits and expanded its frame in height, width and depth. Around the original painting, the landscape has been reconstructed digitally to cover the surface. The cracks of the original painting have been restored and the colour balance altered.
“Zoom out” expresses the spirituality through the contemplation of nature and diminishes the strength of man in the larger scale of life. Compared to contemporary iconography, based on fragmented images and contradictory messages, “Zoom out" looks to nature at its finest, and makes ordinary life small and insignificant compared to the grandeur of that nature.
claRa apaRicio yoldi was born in Madrid Spain in 1979. Lives and Works in London, UK. Is Bachelor in Art History by Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Exhibits video art regularly since 2013. Major exhibitions / events:
Madatac 05. Madrid, Spain. 2013; Miden Video Art Festival. Kalamata, Greece. 2014; FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2014; Video Art and Architecture Group exhibition. La Neomudéjar de Atocha, Madrid, Spain. 2015;