(Noviembre 30 – Diciembre 4 de 2016)
POR SEGUNDA VEZ, TIMEBAG PARTICIPÓ COMO PROYECTO ESPECIAL INVITADO A LA FERIA X CONTEMPORARY, LA CUAL TUVO LUGAR EN EL MARCO DE LA SEMANA DEL ARTE EN MIAMI 2016
A Bird Without A Song is a video-sculpture in the form of an oversized mobile phone displaying a looping Tinder-profile animation. The video is a geo-located rendition of the song “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Prince in the voice of Sinead O’Connor, lip-synced by animating profile pictures of users in the vicinities of the Chapinero neighborhood in Bogotá (Colombia.) At once haunting and comedic, the piece encapsulates the ubiquity of packaged online presence and swipe-based romance in the 21st century while illustrating the dynamics of overlapping gender binaries in the age of digitial fluidity.
Juan Obando’s work focuses on the critical intervention of social circuits through the orchestration of temporary situations. These experiments are often directed towards the production of video-perfomances, participatory networks and experimental publications —using social phenomena as raw material and humor as a catalyst for exposing systemic ironies and contradictions.
Juan shows solo since 2009 and among his recent exhibitions are Museum Mixtape(solo), Reverse Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; Selections, Bakalar and Paine Galleries, Boston, MA; The Champions (solo), El Parqueadero, Banco de la República, Bogotá 2015; Default Browser (solo), (bis) | oficina de proyectos, Cali 2015 and NADA, Bogotá 2015; A Bird Without a Song (individual), Espacio ArtVersus, Bogotá 2014; Frame & Frequency, Plecto Galería, Medellín 2014; Colombia Hoy, I Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena 2014; La Desilusión De La certeza o La Ilusión De La Incertidumbre, Pabellón ArteCámara, ArtBo, Bogotá 2013;White Only (individual), MIAMI, Bogotá 2013; Goddess Clap Back / Hip Hop Feminism in Art, CUE Art Foundation, New York 2013.
Juan Obando studied Industrial Design with focus on architecture and urbanism in the Andes University of Bogotá, Colombia (2005). Also, has a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Purdue University, West lafayette, United States in 2010.