Pascual Sisto

SEP 1 – OCT 30, 2010

28 Years in the Implicate Order
Pascual Sisto, 2005, 1 minute looped
Digital Video

As 28 red balls bounce mysteriously and asynchronously in an empty parking lot. For one brief moment they all magically align, only to return moments later to a state of chaos. As in Robert Smithson’s investigations of entropy in Spiral Jetty or Partially Buried Woodshed, Sisto’s video elicits contemplation of man’s role in creating and controlling states of order and chaos within his environment.

No, Not, Nothing, Never
Pascual Sisto, 2007, 1 minute looped
Digital Video

A grid of portable fans provides artificial breeze in an expansive desert landscape. The fans oscillate in sync, accompanied by the sound of a strong natural breeze blowing through the valley. A meditation on the natural and the artificial; man’s intervention in the landscape, and the use of power. Innocuous in this context, these fans present an ironic juxtaposition to the familiar sight of the monumental windmills in the Utah landscape.

Once Over Lightly
Pascual Sisto, 2010, 2:10 minutes looped
Digital Video

At first glance the scene of this video recalls bucolic landscapes that are common subjects of traditional painting. Evoking thoughts of transcendentalism and romanticism, the scene provides a sustained contemplation on the beauty and stillness of nature – until it is inexplicably interrupted by a momentary force from off screen.

 

Pascual Sisto’s works were screened as part of the UMOCA ongoing video series, Looped.