THE TALKING HEAD
THE IMAGE OF THE CHEVALIER UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA
The image of the chevalier
Plexiglass / Iron / Neon
360 x 180 x 180 cm. (Height x width x length)
Plexiglass / Iron / Sound system
280 x 160 x 160 cm. (Height x width x length)
This exhibition submerges us in chapter LXII of Don Quixote “Which Deals with the Adventure of the Enchanted Head, Together with Other Trivial Matters which Cannot Be Left Untold”. This chapter tells us about a trick played on Don Quixote in which a fake talking head responds to whatever it is asked about.
This exhibition comprises works which basically consist of iron structures on which there is a large hollow polycarbonate head. The first piece, "La cabeza parlante" (Talking Head), invites the beholder to sit under it and, once seated, to listen to a reading of the chapter from Cervantes’s masterpiece.
The other two works introduce a neon as a metaphor for imaginative thinking and a reproduction of the first page of the first edition of Don Quixote.
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