Psychogeographies and Transhistories by Jose Alejandro Restrepo [White Wine Press No. 1]
White Wine Press Number 1
The Colombian artist, Jose Alejandro Restrepo, looks at one of the outcomes of colonial narrations: at power relations between master and slave as seen through the figure of the last porter of human beings who worked the narrow and dangerous footpaths of the Quindio Pass in the mountains of Colombia.
In English and in Spanish. The book can be turned upside down and read in the reverse direction for the two different versions.
Jos̩ Alejandro Restrepo was born in BogotÌÁ, Colombia in 1959. He studied Fine Arts at the Universidad Nacional de BogotÌÁ and from 1982 to 1985 at the Ìäcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Most of his work has been in the field of video-installation and video-performance. He is currently engaged in a series of works related to social problematics and specifically to the conflict that is such a part of Colombian life. Last year his work was included in Tempoat the Museum of Modern Art , New York.; in Entrelineas at the Casa Encendida, Madrid; and in Big Sur at Project, Los Angeles.
White Wine Press is a series of texts, one hundred being the goal, as an open project that seeks to wander a world. We are looking simply for those voices that have an urgency of saying. The artists are free to write about any subject, preferably about something outside the overwhelmingly present frames of their own work, or at least to come at the same in tangential fashion. In other words: state an interest.
The texts will be published in the original language and in an English translation. If the texts are written in English, they will be accompanied by a Spanish translation and thus cover two large linguistic areas. Our basic animal condition, as Charles Olson put it, is move/meant. We are now in movement and thank the artists for providing state/meant. There is no story that is not true.
60 pages, Softcover, 4.5 x 6.5 inches, 2006