• Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal
  • Beatriz Ruibal

Video Experimental
HD/ b/n / 7´11¨/ 2012

The Spaces We Were (Los espacios que fuimos) (2012, black and white video with soundtrack, 7’ 11”) filmed almost exclusively in one single shot, constitutes the work that in and of itself offers the most illustrious statement of the groupings found in the project Mother. Beatriz Ruibal wanders through the uninhabited home while we hear a piano rendition of Chopin’s Nocturne E Flat Major Op.9 No.2. The narration, recorded in off by Beatriz, is a text she herself wrote, and is one filled with a lyricism as intoxicating as the ensemble of images which make up this impressive series focused on the memory of a deceased mother. In the video, Ruibal replicates the tour she took of the house when she was ten years old, the first time she set foot inside it. But this journey is different. She is no longer a child, the house is going to change, and her mother is no longer there. All this magnifies the necessity of putting down roots, which Ruibal pursues through the photos and the journey captured on video. These records will immortalize the rooms that from this point on will never be identical. At the same time, everything captured reaffirms the memory of her mother, establishing with these fetishes the conscience of her departure, of the grief, and of the very need to anchor oneself to the ruins so that one’s own memory does not collapse forever.

Exhibitions

2014 “EN EL RECUERDO” Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid. PHotoEspaña 2014 Selección Oficial (España) Curated by Oliva María Rubio and Julio César Abad Vidal.
2014 “DEL CUERPO Y LA MEMORIA“ Tres fotógrafas Iberoamericanas. Casa de las Américas, La Habana (Cuba) Curated by Nahela Echevarría and Cristina Figueroa
2013 Biblioteca Museu da República e da Resistência. Lisboa (Portugal)
2012 Sala de Arte Contemporáneo de la Xunta de Galicia, Pontevedra (España)

Awards and Selection

2013 II Festival de videoarte MAV .Casa Encendida. Madrid (España)

Desarrollado por Diseño Activo