4004

4004
Gustavo Daniel Kortsarz
1'18'' video comp. colour
2007 | France
Punto y Raya Festival 2007

An abstraction obtained from a video of the same author, where he uses photo-animation, the intromission of chance destroying the image during compression, the selection of abstract sequences and their following modification and edition.


Slightly and happily altered by Gustavo Kortsarz.


Author
Gustavo Daniel Kortsarz
Gustavo Daniel Kortsarz

1955 | CABA, Argentina

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I was born in '55 in Buenos Aires, with the self-proclaimed "liberating revolution". I spent my childhood and adolescence between one coup d’état and the next; in '73 I entered the medical school. In '74, foretelling a new dictatorship, fascism takes the power and breaks in the University: intervention and closedown. Forced holidays for an indeterminate time. I took the opportunity to carry out a painting course at a school in my neighbourhood. Three months later the University reopened; I resumed my medical studies while continuing studying fine arts. In '76 there was a new coup d’état. That March 24th, I was undergoing the entry exam for the Fine Arts Academy. In the mornings, I did my practices as a doctor at the Fiorito Hospital, and by night, I took courses at the Pueyrredón. The medical studies eventually lost their charm for me and in the spring of ’76 I devoted myself entirely to the fine arts. Painting, lithography, stage design, video… In ’87, after various attempts, I was awarded a scholarship from the French Embassy; I wanted to see the originals of all those works (Bonnard in particular) that I only knew from reproductions of doubtful quality.