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Leonardo Blanc

Video, 2:70 min

The development of the latest digital technologies has ushered in an era of hyperconnectivity, transforming how we view time, effort, and memory. This new era, which I am a part of, has sparked my interest in exploring the impatience syndrome. Hence I present Consequentis, an extensive process accompanied by the practice of mindfulness.

I decided to draw my brain because it is the enigmatic organ where bodily control, thoughts, memory, and emotions all converge. Amen to countering impatience and to achieving deep relaxation like that of meditation.

CONSEQUENTIS - Leonardo Blanc

The Artist

I was born in Cordoba, Argentina, on June 20, 1980. After finishing high school at the aeronautical technical school of the Fuerza Aerea Argentina (1999), I began my studies at the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional. In 2001 I abandoned the electronic engineering major and began studying to be a physical education professor (IPEF). Upon graduating I traveled for two years, visiting countries in South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the north of Africa. In 2009 I resided in the city of Madrid and achieved the degree Licenciado en ciencias de la actividad física y el deporte (“Licensed in the sciences of physical activity and sports”).  In 2010 I began a master’s program in social anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba.  While attending classes I met Graciela De Oliveira5, with whom I shared courses, translation projects, and my first collaboration in relational art (2011). Midway through 2012, I returned to Europe and began the work Memorias de verde, an extensive process in which I combine obsessive records of physical exercises, cognitive processes, states of consciousness, and experiments with metallurgy6. On my return to Argentina I completed an artistic residency at the Casa/Estudio Batz, sharing production space with Pablo Boneu and Luis Gonzalez Palma, which culminated in the completion of my master’s thesis7. In 2013 I moved to the city of Cordoba and started working at the national military aircraft factory. In May of 2014 I was in a transit accident; this event changed in my life, radically affecting my creative processes, which were until this moment mainly kinetic but are now turning towards explorations in neuroscience and cymatics. My various life experiences take shape in Consequentis, a production of long duration whose language consists of drawing, painting, and engravings on paper.

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