Flight Simulator – TRT 4:18 mins
Based on the concept of impossibility and the relativity it can be subject to, my current work is situated at the line between the inviability of an occurrence and a contradictory element that would make it possible, questioning the absoluteness of the condition of impossibility. Thus, I strive to generate a tension between factors of possibility and impossibility, making evident a process of transformation in which reference to the latter reverts and finds a catalyst in the symbolism of opposing forces. This process acts as a self-defense strategy that rejects belief in the complete adverse. These contrapositions between impossibility and that which proves it false come to life by means of elements of confinement interlaced with the idea of the nonexistent, of void as the reversible factor. The concept of impossibility is strengthened by resignified space, which plays a key role by suggesting limits while simultaneously experimenting with new dimensionality.
Mauricio Saenz (Matamoros, Mexico 1977) pursued a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas and a MA in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. In 2011 he received the purchase award from the Yucatan Biennial in the videoart category and has participated in solo and group shows in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina. His work focuses on the concept of impossibility and its relativity by means of elements that emphasize abandonment and confinement interlaced to a paradoxical factor that would revert it through disciplines as videoart, installation, and performance art.