International Videoart Festival Madrid Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Madrid New Media Festival La Neomudéjar
This particular project, “Marionetas” focuses specifically on the issue of education, imposed in a certain way from one generation to another according to some invented values, often based primarily on fear and everything involved in the proper society gear, as we understand it today. The importance of “education”, culture and the acquisition of a variety of moral values and different point of views, that helps both personal and professional growth, to survive and follow established patterns, helped by religions taught in each place, and the interests of those who have the power, they use us as their puppets, making us believe that life is just about their common interests. Ana Dévora proposes a serie of installations. The main one is the representation of a classroom, through items such as desks, smudged vertical boards, uniforms etc, using elements as light and sound, to illustrate how society itself is responsible to educate following certain layouts that have nothing to do with the natural way of acquiring new knowledge, neutering in a certain way the population, educating them with values that deviate more and more from the pursuit of what happiness and development should be based in freedom. The vertical board allude to a non-horizontal education, where there is no open dialogue between the teacher and the student. among the smudges and sound, a continuous noise, which does not allow students think beyond the established program, stealing the ability to dream and create, pointing out solely what they want them to see, what is comfortable and does not bother them, avoiding no other progress over the program and they capabilities. This particular installation mixes two different contexts in one, on the one hand classrooms and noise, and for the other hand home and the noise of the media. Due to the education has not changed much in essence since several generations, our parents and “teachers” educate us based on the same established values, that actually works within the society, mentioning also the noise and fear provoked by the media and television in general, that distorts reality to control the population in a gradual way. The use of the installation allows the public, above all, to feel the experience being immersed in this particular atmosphere in which each individual is not just an external spectator, but becomes involved with all senses allowing themselves to feel as they are part of the piece itself. This is a videoart created from an Installation with the same name, it is a interpretation of the artist.
Ana Devora was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Ms. Devora earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Photography and Painting from the University Complutense of Madrid, a Master Degree in Cinematography at Shot Acdemy In Rome (I), and post-graduate in Expanded Cinematography by the Global Cinematography Institute in Los Angeles (US) that allow her to expand her knowdlege and introduce herself in two new country markets.
Ana Devora while in Fine Arts studies, she began working as personal artist assistant for the renowned international Visual artist and filmaker Marinella Senatore. At the same time Devora worked doing the video and photographic documentation for important and recognized institutions, galleries, art fairs and museums, such as MAAS (NY), Matadero de Madrid (E), MAXXI Museum (Rome-I), Museo Riso (Palermo-I), Umberto di Marino Gallery (Naples-I), Exelettrofonica (Rome-I) among others.
For the next 4 years after being graduated, she worked in collaboration with artists and directors such as Pietro Ruffo, Laura Lona, Richard Garet, Maria Evelia Marmolejo, Nazir Ahmad Hausawa, Nicola Stefano Zurlo, Z’EV, Pickthorn to name a few. Her work has been exhibited at recognized Museums and Institutions such as Museo La Neomudejar, (Madrid), White Box NY, En.Piezas 11. La Casa Encendida, LACDA (LA); Her cinematographic work has been screened at important Festivals such as Cannes Film Festival 2011, Festival de Videoarte Internacional de Ferrara, Italia, The Milano Film Festival… among others.