불의 절벽 1_마드리드
Art is action = action is production
마드리드 La Tabacalera 프로젝트
2010년 10월 31일, 11월1일
장소특정적 퍼포먼스, 약 40분

열감지 카메라는 감시와 치안의 무기로 쓰이지만 이 프로젝트는 그것을 전복시키고자 한다. 어둠은 열로 포착되면서 온기를 가진 것은 살아있다는 것을 보여주고 감시의 대상들은 기억을 간직하는 존재들이며 증언을 감행한다.
<불의 절벽1>은 스페인 마드리드 200년이 넘은 담배공장 ‘La Tabacalera’ 에서 행해졌다. La Tabacalera는 고전적 근대성이 지녔던 견고한 것에 대한 열망과 믿음이 종말을 고했음을 증언하는 장소이다. 손노동과 거기서 비롯된 공동체의 우직한 연대나 믿음은 점점 사라져 버렸고 모든 관계는 일회적이며 불확실해졌다. 시간확보만이 목적 자체가 되버린 자본주의의 제도와 기계는 지속적인 유대나 공감을 허용하지 않는 생산이다.
<불의 절벽>은 이러한 성찰에서 비롯된 박탈감과 상실감을 노래한다.

FireCliff 1_Madrid
Art is action = action is production
A project for La Tabacalera‐Madrid
31 October, 1 November 2010
Site specific installation & sound performance.
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

FireCliff is an artwork utilizing sounds and lights. It rekindles the old memories by recollecting and meeting the things and events experienced by La Tabacalera. It's theme highlights the dark rather than the light and asks how to see through that darkness. The act of 'seeing through the darkness' means standing up against fear and resisting pain. Such an act deals with the co-relation between memory and testimony. The darkness, when captured by infrared camera, reminds us that something with warmth is something with life. The sound is either in harmony with the times in it or plays the role of a critical medium. Hiphap, with the help of machine, makes possible the creative reproduction, while the Gregorian chant and the female workers' testimonies provide empowerment for senses, through belief and through memory respectively.
La Tabacalera is a place which testifies the end of aspiration for and belief in something firm accompanied in classical modernity. Manual work and a sense of communal solidarity arising from it passed away in the aftermath of globalization craze and all the relationships have become a one-off thing, giving themselves to uncertainty. Today production no longer allows durable solidarity or sympathy and is usurped by capitalist institutions and machinery in which securing as much time as possible becomes its only object.
FireCliff, based on such insights, sings a sad song about the feeling of deprivation and fear. It, using a medium called art, activates history and memory through the sense of place, thus giving help to look straight at the dark shadow cast over the future. FireCliff, though dangerous, is a double-edged sword, however. What illuminates the darkness is the hope called the warmth of human relationship that makes possible solidarity with the heart warmed up under the dangerous electronic coil.