Karlos Gil - Timefall
With his first solo exhibition in the Netherlands called Timefall, Karlos Gil turns the space of 1646 into a cave, detached from the conventions of time. For his tapestries, sculpture and video work, Karlos reappropriates past and present industrial production methods, combining them with fictional elements to create images for our possible future.
In the depths of a lost society, where apocalyptic landscapes set the stage for a human species that evolved from a world with a threatened climate, Timefall invites us to be aware of the power and potential that science fiction and film have. With an awareness of how they influence our idea of the past and our view of the future, we can tackle the future with both hands.
Please note: the video in the back area of the exhibition contains flashing lights.
About Carlos Gil
Through his painting, sculptures and installations, Karlos Gil addresses fundamental questions about what it is to be human in this day and age. His most recent projects reflect on the relationship between technological developments and the principles of nature, blurring the boundaries between the organic and the artificial, the natural and the industrial. Karlos Gil studied at the School of Visuals Arts in New York and at the faculties of visual arts in Lisbon and Madrid, where he was awarded his PhD in 2016. He showed his work at various international exhibitions, such as Center Pompidou, Paris; HKW, Berlin; Art Institute Melly, Rotterdam; NTUCCA, Singapore, Gasworks, London; Fondazione Baruchello, Rome; CRAC–Montbeliard; Galeria Luisa Strina, Sao Paulo; MARCO, Vigo; CA2M, Madrid.