ADN Galería presents three videos by Adrian Melis: Moments that shaped the world, I, II, III.
MOMENTS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD I, II, III are the firsts chapters of a series of videos where the juxtaposition of images and sound modifies the perception and suggests new meanings.
Moments that shaped the world I - Havana-Berlin juxtaposes the long shot of a nowadays street in La Habana and the audio archive from the CNN live broadcasting the fall of the Berlin wall, in 1989. This simple disjunction between image and sound suggests the persistence of an ideological system which already fell apart in certain parts of the world, but still conditions life in Cuba.
Moments that shaped the world II - Primavera Sound contrasts images from a popular music festival in the city of Barcelona and the audio archive of the manifestations and street protests of the M-15 movement, which marked the most recent socio-political events. The video suggests certain frustration towards political protests which are in the end reduced to mere spectacle.
Moments that shaped the world III - The East is Red shows images of flickering neon lights in the contemporary and developed China contrasting with the audio of an extract from a song entitled: “The East is Red” about Chinese communism sang by Raul Castro in 2008. It aims at portraying the irony of past ideals constructed to build an ideological future path for a country compared to its actual blooming of capitalism.
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