Alejandro Cesarco, Methodology, 2011
Methodology is a video concerning secrecy as a narrative structure and mode of address. What is said, what can be said, the way in which people act in relation to what cannot be said, what is alluded to, taken for granted, or ultimately silenced.
More Recently, Cesarco has produced a new video work, If in Time:
If in Time … theatricalizes and references Cesarco’s previous video work, Methodology … . The new work takes up the two characters from Methodology and projects them 10 or 15 years into the future. The couple speaks to each other only through texts they read. She reads from her own literary production and he reads a text he is writing about her work. In spite of text being an alienating factor between them, it is also through this indirect address that they entertain an illusion of possibility: of understanding, of change, of contentment.