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Sebastian diaz morales
Talk with Dust
Experimental fiction | 4k | color | 16'0'' | Argentina | 2019
The serie Talk with Dust is composed of 8 video works and explores the idea of the fantastic or extraordinary. This fantastic is not the one that interrupts the ordinary course of things but rather that which is at once strange and present, at the same time its contradiction and its confirmation. The protagonist of a last sequence is a dog. Wandering through a semi deserted landscape, it encounters different situations that leads him to question what he sees, understands or knows. The sequence never completes a narrative. It is also fragmented into parts, which seem disconnected from a story. Therefore the script also pictures only fragments of what could be the entire movie or narrative.
Sebastian Diaz Morales (Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, 1975) studied both in Argentina and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Morales’s video work blurs fiction and documentary genres and has been screened extensively at in museum, gallery and festival context and his work has been supported by a number of grants and awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009. With its spliced footage and stills and jumbled observations, his work follows the tradition of Latin-American narrative film. Morales plays with the structure of narrative within his work, typically documenting and constructing journeys that explore social and political concerns.