A multimedia artist—from words to moving images, not to mention music, performance, installation and teaching—Enrique Fontanilles often puts his finger right on the sore spot : from the automobile industry’s links with the military-political complex of Hitler-VW to Bush-Hummer shown at CPG in 2005, to facial recognition, which doesn’t seem to worry us too much. Yet it is only a matter of time before a global database is set up and every individual is biometrically located, according to the logic of every dictatorship, i.e., every citizen is a suspect.
As the artist puts it, “I like to imagine what we are going to invent to allow us to go unnoticed and above all unrecognized, in order to continue to do what we want to do. What the eye doesn’t see…”
*1951, Barcelona, lives and works in Basel (CH) and Cazalla de la Sierra (ES)