Pablo-Martín Córdoba


Les Halles, 2016 - Pablo-Martín Córdoba
algorithmic video, single channel, full HD, color, stereo sound, 10m13s

In Les Halles, the original video recording is gradually modified by an algorithm: specific images are captured from the video, and superimposed as still images on the moving image that continues its progress. At the same time, the algorithm gradually modifies the image appearance by reducing chromatic saturation and contrast: we move from natural color to a high-contrast monochrome image. The offset introduced in the visual aspect is coupled with a treatment of the ambient sound that is progressively distorted until it denatures completely.




Inter-code, 2017 -  Pablo-Martín Córdoba
algorithmic video, single channel, full HD, color, stereo sound, 10m19s

Strengthened by the soundtrack, the animation stages the opposition of Images and Texts according to Vilém Flusser's ideas. For this philosopher, technical images (photography, video) claim to show the real world while they merely codify the scientific texts to which they owe their origin: Texts and Images confront each other in the representation of reality. This dialectical relationship, whose synthesis remains to be found, is doubled in the video of another opposition: the equilibrium of primitive man facing the divergences of technical progress. The inter-code questions the possibilities and limits of science and its materialization in technology.


El Túnel de los Recuerdos, 2016 -  Pablo-Martín Córdoba
video performance, single channel, full HD, color, stereo sound, 7m40s

A character moves from right to left, and from left to right, facing a white wall, in a room. From time to time, and by remote control, he triggers a camera pointed at him. The images taken are processed by an algorithm before being projected onto the capture space. The character thus suffers first of all, a doubling, as images of him populate the background and accumulate. Gradually, changes of scale and the saturation of colors transform the background into a magma that immerses the character, until it completely dissolves. The experiment proposes a dialogue between the memory of the technological system and the individual memory, both subject to distortions, selections, mergers, collisions,losses ... The two memories transform the initial information to produce subjective images of the past. While the conscious subject sees his memory shaped by an unconscious which escapes him, the memory of the technological system is distorted because of its complexity and interconnections which exceed the possibilities of calibration.