Desde el Jardín
David Dale Gallery, Glasgow
8 April - 21 May 2016
Created as a set for an eponymous telenovela, Desde el Jardín appears as an opulent hacienda, caught between the sometime harmonious and sometime duelling aesthetics of Calero and the genre of telenovela. Using the most economic means to convey wealth and glamour, the set is all surface, and designed to be viewed from fixed viewpoints – look the wrong way and the illusion crumbles. The telenovela for which the set is designed is as real an endeavor as it could be though.
Written and directed by Calero and artist Dafna Maimon, and produced with Conglomerate, the series is an original production, filmed within the set in the days preceding the exhibition opening. During the exhibition footage will be displayed within the set, however the final edit will be aired over the course of the year as part of Conglomerate’s programming at
Commissioned by David Dale Gallery and Glasgow International 2016.
Desde el Jardín
Amazonas, the young gardener of an extravagant estate, dreams of a luxurious, upper-class life. Be careful what you wish for. When she is begged by El Señor to secretly take over the identity of his ill and cursed wife who has just died, it quickly becomes apparent that Amazonas’ new life and dream of glamour and luxury is more of a nightmare. A cast of telepathic maids and the neighbour’s handsome gardener become wrapped up in a tale of intrigue, betrayal, greed and romance. Tune in to witness the dramatic conclusion of Amazonas’ struggles with her new identity, and what happens when El Señor starts showing signs of the same disease his original wife died from, a contagious curse of greed!
Photos by Max Slaven