Ovation, 2013

Video 10.24 min, Dvd, color, stereo

Ovation assembles footage from the Spanish Conference Hall from 1982, when the first elections were held following the end of Franco’s military dictatorship democracy, until 2013. The ceremony of clapping that follows each time the procedure of approving and disapproving laws within parliament is singled out and transforms into an endless self-applause. A second version of this work includes other parliaments of the European Union.

1- Ovation installation view, Anatomy of political melancholy, group show curated by Katerina Gregos, 2019, Athens Conservatoire, Athens, Greece

2- Installation view mono channel version (detail) 

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