¡CORRELÉ, CORRELÉ, CORRELÁ, POR AQUÍ, POR AQUÍ, POR ALLÁ

  CORRELÉ, CORRELÉ, CORRELÁ, CORRELÉ QUE TE VAN A MATAR!  [ 2015-2016 ]

 ( Run, run, run, Over here, over here, over there, Run, run, run, Run 'cause they're gonna kill you! )

 Multimedia Installation / Multiscreen video

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 27th Annual University Exhibition @ Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Juried by James Hyde.

 May 20 - Aug 13, 2016

 "In Edison Penafiel’s black and white multiscreen video titled Correlé, correlé, correlá, Por aquí, por aquí, por allá,

 Correlé, correlé, correlá, Correlé que te van a matar!  (Run, run, run, Over here, over here, over there, Run, run,

 run, Run, 'cause they are going to kill you!) the premise is simple: masked, naked people who are completely

 covered with broad strokes of paint shuffle within the confines of their video screens.  They do nothing more than

 breathe and sigh before the camera, as the dour, animated background jerks and shifts. While the title promises

 action, what Penafiel delivers is mundane-and effective for it. With television, the drama is behind the screen.

 Penafiel’s work reverses the relation of viewer to subject. The figures-with their masks’ unblinking eyes-are the

 audience staring into our color filled world of comfort. Its success as apolitical video is that it allows us to feel

 our privilege and empathize with those from another world.  As an artwork, it unites the sensibilities of Walt

 Disney and Francisco Goya-in a good & uneasy way."

 - James Hyde

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