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Noventa y Tres
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Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena

Noventa y Tres slides between reality and fiction; proceeding from a terrorist act aboard an airplane, it is reminiscent of a predictable Hollywood drama of the 9/11 tragedy. The scene is soon punctuated with scenes of Superman in flight and seminude flight attendants—one sloppily seducing the pilot. This video reminds one of the unavoidable impact America’s haunted political climate and excessive entertainment industry have had on the collective consciousness.

Appropriated material of different enactments of situations, psychologically charged by violence, sex or terror on flights, collected from a wide variety of films; commercials, home-videos, porn-flicks etc., are the raw-material used for the video-collage Noventa y tres. Clips from high-end and super aesthetically chiselled Hollywood motion pictures and so called “drama-documentaries” fictionalizing on what might have happened within the United Airlines flight 93 just before it crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on 9/11 are among the more prominent themes in the non-linear and multi-crescendi film. The numerous cross-references touch on thematics of politics, religion, radicalism, fantasy, fiction and reenactment.

Aspect ratio 1,78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:18:41
Language English
Color Color
Year 2011
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About the artist

Juan-Pedro Fabra Guemberena graduated from The Royal College of Art (MFA) in Stockholm 2002. Juan-Pedro has divided his life between Montevideo, where he was born and partially raised, and Stockholm, where he arrived in the condition of refugee in the late 70’s with his family.This experience has become central to his artistic practice that maps out narratives and imagery of the extreme and sublime. His work has exhibited extensively internationally, among other in the exhibition Delays and Revolutions at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003; My Private Heroes Marta Herford Museum, 2006; The Moderna Exhibition, The Modern Museum of Art, Stockholm, 2006; Favored Nations, 5th Momentum Biennial, Moss, 2009; 1st Biennale of The Americas, Denver, 2013, The School of Kyev, Kyev, 2015; University Of Disaster at the 57th Venice Biennale, 2017 He is represented in collections such as The Modern Museum of Art, Stockholm; Sammlung Goetz, München; and The Wanås Foundation, Knislingen, Sweden. He is currently based between Berlin, Stockholm and Montevideo

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