Karlos Gil in conversation with
The domain of gods and monsters; of birth and burial, where extraordinary events come to pass. Dark, dangerous and alienated: caves are places of visions and experiences both sacred and profane. More recently, they have become home to data farms, seed vaults, communication cables and doomsday bunkers.
With his first solo exhibition in The Netherlands titled Timefall, Karlos Gil turned the space of 1646 into a cave detached from the conventions of time. In his tapestries, sculpture and video work, Karlos reappropriates past and present industrial production methods combined with fictional elements in order to craft imagery for possible futures.
Through the deep depths of a lost civilization, where apocalyptic landscapes frame the stage for a species that has evolved from our environmentally challenged reality, Timefall invited the viewer to be aware of the power and potential that science fiction and cinema have. An awareness of how these influence our perception of the past and how we imagine the future, for us to take agency over worlds to come.
This exhibition was made in collaboration with Museo Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo (CA2M) Madrid.