Entropy is a journey back in time across 20th century Europe, an analytical and reflective tour to try to understand our present time even better. This project is focused on the period of the 20th century between 1914, with the beginning of the First World War, and 1991, with the downfall of the Soviet Union, exploring the contexts of revolution and social and political conflicts. It focuses on marginal people who lived through those events. Events such as the mass movements which emerged at the beginning of the century and attempted to destroy the individual, the exodus and migrations of displaced people during and after the two World Wars, the Berlin Wall or the indirect victims of revolutions and the new order imposed by totalitarian regimes. The portrayed characters are isolated individuals of the conflict, situated on the side lines of the action. They are vulnerable and make us curious to know more about their background, to know what they are thinking about and what they are experiencing. In Thermodynamics, entropy is the measurable property of a system’s unused energy. It is waste energy that is left over and outside the System. In the same way, the portrayed characters in this project are of similar nature, they are outside the System, leftovers, unused energy. The journey through revolutions also takes on board their philosophical basis by means of theoretical texts published at that same time. In such a way, Marx, Lacan, Nietzsche, Brecht, Mao, Freud or Spengler, among others, serve to make us think about the ideas that motivated them and have influenced our later history to define who we are at the present time.
2015 – 2016
Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa.
Number of works:
The first part of the series contains 22 works. The complete Entropy series contains 35 works.
Involved in the photographs:
Jaime Villamonte, Sabina Dinca, Nerea Pouso, Anakoz Merikaetxebarria, Cristina Dúcar, Borja Bustillo, Roberto Aguirrezabala and Iván Trancón.
Makeup and hairdressing:
Estíbaliz Zabala and Ainhoa Ledesma.
Iron cross construction:
Neon light in survival kit work:
Parabellum work action:
Federación Territorial de Bizkaia de Tiro Olímpico
Works of the second part of Entropy:
See works second part.
Book of the Entropy exhibition (PDF).