The Flickering Darkness, Juan delGado.

Juan delGado – The Flickering Darkness (Revisited)

Juan delGado’s immersive multi-screen installation explored ideas of urban territory, displacement and economy. Filmed at the Corabastos market in Bogotá the work follows the journey that produce takes from its arrival before dawn to its consumption in a variety of dishes at eating establishments across the social spectrum. The work captures the sense of chaos and order while inviting wider reflections on society’s strata and how they fit together. Unlimited supported technical development and further presentations of the work: £45,845.85 (ACE).

2 Minutes with Juan delGado (captioned)

2 Minutes with Juan delGado (audio-described)

Juan delGado is an artist whose practice encompasses photography, moving image and installation. He has produced an extensive body of work that explores themes of trauma, landscape, disability, dislocation and gender.

delGado has produced many acknowledged works that have been exhibited internationally including: Fluctuating Fragments, produced on a residency in the West Bank with Artschool Palestine in 2011; Sailing Out of Grain with solo yachtswoman Hilary Lister for London 2012; and most recently Ringing Forest for the Jerwood Open Forest exhibition in 2014.

“The installation gives us a reflective look at the market; one in which we’re merely observers, but at the same time we’re immersed in it. There isn’t a need to explain where we are in the film or what’s going on. We make sense of it because we’re there, engaged in every aspect of it.”
Gary Thomas, Disability Arts Online, Review of The Flickering Darkness (Revisited), Sept 2014

Watch this video interview with Juan delGado about the work.



11 -27 November 2015
A Phoenix offsite exhibition at LCB Depot, Leicester - This exhibition was made possible by additional support from Unlimited Impact, funded by Spirit of 2012.

30 October 2015 - 10 January 2016
16 July - 6 September 2015
The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle - This exhibition was made possible by additional support from Unlimited Impact, funded by Spirit of 2012.
15 May – 15 June 2015
17-27 March 2015
12 December 2014 – 22 February 2015
8 November 2014
7 October – 7 November 2014
2-7 September 2014

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