A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction.
It should be a progression of moods and feelings.
The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
- Stanley Kubrick
SUNRISE presents an image of a camera with the background of a sea and a horizon. While the camera remains still, the landscape turns 360 degrees. The sun appears at the horizon. It slowly comes out from behind the camera and together with the sea they rotate around the lens of the camera. It slowly orbits farther and farther away.
The work is part of an eight-sequence long installation Talk With Dust (2018-2019) which, together with Pasajes I-V, will be the subject of Díaz Morales’ forthcoming solo exhibition at STUK, opening on October 16, 2019.
Sebastián Díaz Morales
(°1975, Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina)
Sebastián Díaz Morales is a visual artist working mainly in video and film. In his practice, he shifts time and space to question the way we continuously construct and understand reality. His works simultaneously have a documentary and dreamlike feel to them, which in essence, transports us to another uncanny dimension from which we can observe/scrutinize the world known as our own. Sebastián Díaz Morales’s work is part of major permanent collections and has been shown world-wide, a.o. in Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen; Le Fresnoy; CAC Vilnius; Tate Modern; Centre Pompidou; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; Ludwig Museum Budapest; 57th Venice Biennial; Bienale São Paulo; Biennale of Sydney; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; MUDAM Luxembourg; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. Sebastián Díaz Morales is represented by gallery carlier | gebauer, Berlin. He lives and works in Amsterdam.