Romanticos de Las Marismas
Collaboration with Luc Gobyn
Exhibitions / Collections:
Exhibition, Zsenne, Brussels, Belgium, March, 2016
Collection: Argos Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium, March 4th
Romanticos de Las Marismas (2015)
HD video (16:9, variable duration, sound, color & B&W), Duration 00:29:30 Languagei of Subtitles: German, Portuguese, English UK, Dutch/ Flemish, French Spoken: Spanish / Castilian
A chance meeting in Portugal, 2014, led to Luismi Garcia to invite visual artist, Luc Gobyn and sound artist, Luke Aaron Clark to Coria Del Río and Puebla de Río in the south of Seville, Spain. It was here the artists were given a rare insight into the world of bullfighting from the perspective of an aspiring matador (Luismí Garcia) a professional matador (Joselito Villalba), and a Novillero (Salvador Fuentes). The artists set up their studio within a training facility for a Matador, visited a farm where the bulls are reared, and trained with the Matadors at a Flamingo Bird Sanctuary in Coria del Rio.
The result was a film, directed by Luc Gobyn and Luke Aaron Clark, and an accompanying soundtrack, created in collaboration with local singers in Cora Del Rio, including Cynthia Lledo Muñoz and Rocio Lledo Muñoz and Spanish Guitarist, Andrian Avellón Ferreira. The film focuses on the curious psychology that a matador ventures upon each day, exploring mortality, the art of movement and physicality, an intimate relationship with fear, and the ultimate irony, to kill an animal that you love and strive to know better than yourself.