Gabriel Marmelo

SLEEP renders pain repeats an extinct loop act sleep becomes action slow sleeppain becomes work repeats extinct sound only in act sleep object darkened loop repeats slow razzia sleeppain baneful repeats thread pain dreary loop work s work sha dow only work the shadow astonishes the remaining shade.

DORME is a demand for the acknowledgement of stimuli. Stressing what we most barely have and seeing in which ways we can react and relate to it. What demands do we make through it and in which way do we respond to it. Essentially, this project falls back on the conception of isolated sounds and images. Image and sound were both recorded by themselves and blended afterwards. The point of this work is to respect both the form and the content of the “formulas” that constitute the video.

The claim of either image and sound in this project is to create an experimental bond through visual and sonic stimuli to which we are constantly exposed. It is, therefore, the affection that this object’s actions, shadows and voices might sustain upon us.

The compilation of some of these sounds and images was captured naturally, by opposition to others that were reproduced and reinterpreted in the studio.

The assembling and the interaction between these two bigger stimuli in SLEEP aims to question:

how to combine elements from different audio-visual universes without taking them out of said universes?
how do we cut and paste something that was done and thought to be whole and isolated?
what limits do exist between the aesthetic and visual paradigms and the intuition/instinct of the creative process?

“Soundly does she sleep, regarding the infinity of her beloveds, regarding that mirror that those earthly breaths fog up. It’s while she sleeps that she truly belongs to me, I enter her dream like a thief, and I lose her truly as if she were a crown. I am dispossessed of golden roots, that’s for sure, but I hold in my hands the tempest’s threads and then I preserve the small signet of the crime gene” (André Breton, Solluble Fish: 1924)

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Gabriel Marmelo



38° 43' 20.1072" N, 9° 8' 21.6132" W