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The Flickering Darkness, Juan delGado.

The Flickering Darkness, Juan delGado.

Juan delGado

Combined arts | 2014 supported work

Juan delGado’s immersive multi-screen installation explores ideas about 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 will support 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.


Juan delGado discusses The Flickering Darkness on BBC See Hear (aired on Wednesday 15 January, 10.30 am)

Juan delGado – Cargocollective.com

Juan delGado – Blogspot.co.uk

“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

See Hear interview
Disability Arts Online interview
La Tundra Magazine interview
Disability Arts Online preview
NARC Magazine preview

Three screen video installation suitable for gallery spaces and outdoor settings. Available for touring now.


2-7 September 2014 – Southbank Centre, London

7 October – 7 November 2014 – Mardin Biennial, Turkey

8 November 2014 – Birkbeck College, London

12 December 2014 – 22 February 2015 – End of the World Biennial, Mar de Plata, Argentina

17-27 March 2015 – Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

15 May – 15 June 2015 – Mardin Biennial, Turkey

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.

15-25 October 2015 – Adelaide Film Festival, Australia

30 October 2015 – 10 January 2016 – Fundación Laxeiro, Pontevedra, Spain

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.