José BalboaBalance, from the series Don’t You See!, 2015
Digital print, variable dimensions
In a space as large as its emptiness, the wall is peeling and it is also humid, the ceiling is as distant as the sky, the female dressed up with black pieces of clothing of femme fatale, a female sexual predator, who only covers certain parts of the body with transparent pieces of clothing, while the skin of torso, arms, face, and breasts shine with light of itself pushing the male, his prey that hangs naked and tied up. In a theatrical atmosphere, a cinematographic plane, action has been stopped, so the view can be recreated in the contemplation of that frozen moment: the battle of sexes, the female’s revenge, the symbolic and real possession, the distance of bodies, and the rivalry of nudity. We don´t know if the hand will go back and the body will begin to oscillate like a pendulum telling the time of its own annihilation. We don’t know if it is all about a sexual game; if the female will find pleasure in the male’s body, free of doing whatever her stubborn imagination commands her to. These sequences have started shooting in our mind like a virtual movie. We only return to the still image, in order to feed our own obsessions.