Alejandro Cesarco

Allegory, or, The Perils of the Present Tense, 2015
Video installation, 9 min. 30 sec.

Cesarco’s video is composed of a fragmented text, appearing as inter-titles, interspersed with syrupy-snapshot-like images of memories (both personal and cinematic). Throughout the work conjectures about the past are balanced against promises of the future. The work flirts with the possibilities of memory as being both the object and instrument of our desires. By talking about the past the artist is also talking about his wants or desires. In this sense, talking about the past becomes a way of talking about the future; of fashioning a future.