The word ‘parallax’ refers to the perceived difference in location of a star in the heavens depending on the position from which it is observed. Parallax is a project that arose from a process of collaboration and conversation between Noela Covelo Velasco, Alejandro Palacín, Victor Ruiz Colomer, and the curator Marta Sesé. Employing Dilalica’s ever in progress exhibition space as its context, the project reflects the very idea of process, and the opening will expand and change over various moments during the next few months according to the needs and possibilities inherent in each of the various artworks.
The group of pieces and activities interrogate various research ideas: a site-specific use of the space that invites a different gallery experience; a look at the history of the street where Dilalica is located; a focus on making use of readily available resources; and a marked interest in discovering ways to ensure activities reach unexpected, nearby audiences. The project is influenced in various ways by ideas of ambiguity, a certain resistance to the canonical idea of an exhibition understood as a display of results, and an alteration of the symbolic values typically associated with art.