Carlos Aires: A Day Without Sunshine Is Like Night
Carlos Aires: A Day Without Sunshine Is Like Night at Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, Belgium. "...Another monument, one consisting of huge knives (so these objects do exist outside horror films?), on which images cut from archive photographs are engraved, while the empty matrix faces them. What is the meaning of a character suspended in space, if he cannot be placed in the context of a fatal fall? Of a child waving a flag, if he is removed from the Nazi parade he is taking part in? Of a person kneeling, if the crematorium oven over which he is leaning has disappeared? Once again, Carlos Aires plays with what you can see, what you cannot see and what is suggested. The same principle applied to pop culture produces vinyl records (preferably 'love and dance' music) cut out using a digital process to adopt shapes drawn from mages of disasters or pornography."