Good Advice bon consejos

Ruben Guzman

1999, 09:25 minutes, Colour


A poetic refrain on what constitutes "good advice," this video is comprised of three parts: 1) Der Alchimist (introduction), 2) Garden of Delights (allegro molto), and 3) The Flight (serenade). Throughout each sequence, a collage of archival and unique footage explores ontologies of diverse subjects including the human body, historical film and painting, and language, through a postmodern sensibility.

On this work, Guzman offers:

musical, philosophical, poetic, sensual, humourous. the body and its temptations. the cocotte and the alchemist invite the spectator: complicity at all levels. the tremor shudders, while a new enticement opens up. it is not necessary to undergo any conviction, there are formulas, divertimentos. the flight instead of the fall.

tríptico musical, filosófico, poético, sensual, humorístico. el cuerpo y sus tentaciones. la cocotte y el alquimista invitan al espectador: complicidad en todos los planos. estremece el temblor, mientras se abre una celada más. no es necessario cumplir la condena, hay fórmulas, divertimentos. en lugar de la caída, el vuelo.

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