Paratext 36 — text by David Franklin

November 19th, 2019

I wrote a text for the Paratext series of articles commissioned by Chopped-up dialogues and voices which bubbled up out of a witch’s brew suggested by presentations of three artists in residence at Hangar — David Ortiz Juan, Mario Santamaria, and Francisco Navarrete Sitja.

You can read it here in English, Spanish, and Catalan:

New Work: “Welcome, Visitors”

April 4th, 2017


A video essay exploring some of the ideas behind the work I’m currently developing. First presented with a live reading at Paratext 15 at Hangar, Centre for Research and Production of Visual Arts, Barcelona, March 22 2017.

Landscape — Painting and the evolution of visual language — the role of technology and science in artistic developments — Dutch landscape painting in the 1600s — the expansion of concepts of space — viral infection — space exploration and the possibility of humans surviving away from Planet Earth — philosophical concepts of landscape in Chinese painting — science fiction — interpretation of our surroundings

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Presentation at Paratext nº15 @ Hangar

March 20th, 2017

David Franklin News Paratext 15 Hangar

This Wednesday I’ll be doing a presentation at Paratext, where I’ll be presenting a new video essay exploring some of the ideas behind my current work which I’ve been developing during my recently-completed residency at Hangar. Free and open to everybody::

Este miércoles hago una presentación en Paratext, donde hablaré de algunas de las ideas detrás de mi trabajo actual que he estado desarrollando durante mi residencia reciente terminada en Acceso libre y abierto a todo el mundo::
22 March 2017. 19:00h – 21:00h
Hangar, Centre de producció i recerca d’arts visuals
Emilia Coranty, 16 ( Can Ricart ), 08018 Barcelona, Spain

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