Eugenio Ampudia

‘Reality is not essential’ at Festival de Luz y Vanguardias, Salamanca

Jun 14 - Jun 17, 2018

Salamanca, World Heritage City, holds the third edition of its Festival ‘Luz y Vanguardias’. For third year in a row, during three days the streets and historic monuments of Salamanca will light up with contemporary artworks based in light.

Laureate artist Eugenio Ampudia projects his project La realidad no es imprescindible (Reality is not essential) onto the façade of Convento de San Esteban. This artwork is made up of clouds that precede a hurricane, proposing a reflection about fear of loss and the ways to face it. In the works of the artist “it is not midnight but the sky darkens as if it was, with a uniform plaque of clouds that precede the arrival of a hurricane. A phenomenon that articulates our logic of necessity and our order of priorities. Stuck in the circumstance of feeling consciously betrayed, fooled by the interested way in which our world is organized or by the misfortune of natural catastrophes, art reduces the coefficient of necessity to practically cero. Life without fear of loss or with mediums to integrate it in the fable of our existence can be the most powerful tool to fight disaster.”