SOME VIDEO EXTRACTS/ FRAGMENTOS DE ALGUNOS VIDEOS
The single channel videos of Glenda Leon are characterized by their short duration and the decisive minimalism of their stylistic means.
The focus of these works is on small aesthetical phenomena that are being captured or staged in a crisp and controlled fashion.
The framing is precise, the timing as economical as possible.
The artist perfectly succeeds in making these miniatures expand in a variety of ways.
First of all, she turns them into loops that repeat seamlessly. Time is transcended this way – and the works gain an emblematic quality through this.
What may appear marginal on first sight goes far beyond commonness and banality; what may appear accidental, turns into a reminder of the power of determination and destiny.
With the scattering stars of "Estrellas fugaces" and the flower emerging from the design of a sleeping woman's dress in "Cada Respiro", Glenda Leon lifts her motifs off the everyday world and makes them touch a metaphysical, almost spiritual sphere.
The same is true for the elevation of a woman ascending stairs in "Suspensión".
There is a lyrical tone and a sensitive talent for observation and imagination in these works that make them rare examples of a kind of media art that does not content itself with formalistic self-references and technical inventions.
This work is shaped by a unique artistic vision that gives them an indistinguishable signature.
Mathias Müller, artist