David Lamelas | the artist




The artist David Lamelas
Born 1946, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Style and technique of the artist: Video,


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David Lamelas is best known as one of the pioneers of the Conceptual Art practice that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. Over the last thirty years, he has produced an extraordinary body of films and videos which consistently challenge our conventional understanding of how meaning is made and information is imparted.
According to David Lamelas, each time he re-presents an older work it becomes a new one…
I wanted to find symbols for ‘container’ and ‘contents’ – to represent how the camera frames – and what is shown on screen. ..I decided to use a glass and milk. The eight sequences end with… the glass being shattered and the milk splattering all over the table, which implies that there is no way to contain information’.


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