Ana Gallardo displayed a selection of decorative roosters that belonged to her father, a poet born in Grenada. With just a computer and a screen, she projects images and videos of these inherited objects, as a revival of past emotions.
How did this pastime begin? As a young man, Gallardo decided to pay tribute to Federico García Lorca. Since the poet's work was banned, he invited his artist friends to organize an exhibit on roosters, clearly inspired in the magazine Gallo (Rooster, in Spanish) published by García Lorca at the time. From that moment on, Gallardo began to collect roosters of different shapes, colors and origin.
With this piece, Ana Gallardo described the efforts made by his father to keep the filial bond alive and to minimize the gap between the known and hidden aspects of his life. Objects are a mere excuse to reconstruct memory and identity, both those of the artist and the audience.
Production: Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson (San Juan)
Curated by Virginia Agote