The second edition of the Video Art and Digital Creation Programme, a joint initiative between the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and Fundación BBVA a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Foundation is presenting a previously unexhibited video and a video installation which take their respective starting points from the Museo Nacional del Prado and from one of its most iconic works.
The video BLACK and Light by artist Álvaro Perdices has been created with the support of a Leonardo grant for cultural researchers and creators awarded by Fundación BBVA (2015). Now exhibited for the first time, it is a film and photographic essay on the galleries and works in the Museo Nacional del Prado which takes place at night. Darkness and the presence of black flow past in monochrome images, interrupted by the light of the works and their reflections with an alternation of the figurative, the abstract and the objectual.
Secondly, Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights provided the starting point for the video installation Infinite Garden. Regarding Bosch by artist Álvaro Perdices and filmmaker Andrés Sanz. Produced in 2016 by the Museo Nacional del Prado with the aim of commemorating the 5th centenary of the artist's death, this spectacular multi-projection allows for an experience of Bosch's famous triptych in a sensory and perceptual environment in which the public can walk through and share the Garden of Eden, the Garden of Earthly Delights and Hell with the figures in the three scenes.
Both video works are now presented in the context of the Video Art and Digital Creation Programme, which was launched in 2017 with the presentation of Different Trains by artist Beatriz Caravaggio.