"Loop Diarios is an autobiographical film project, which combines numerous short video-loops made since 2005... an autobiography where the essence of existence advances through time as it is subjected to the sweet law of repetition, and whose looped narration leads us to the idea of 'eternal return.'"
— Bego M. Santiago on Loop Diarios.
The Contemporary Art Modern Project presents Galician visual artist Bego M. Santiago’s first solo exhibition in Miami, which immerses the viewer in Santiago’s video installation series, Loop Diarios. Santiago’s video installation work is characterized by a submerging of the viewer into a liminal plane replete with the vague aura of memory and a longing for something unnamed—and missing. She does this by capitalizing on the feedback loops that exist between the dichotomies of existence, namely true–false, reality–dream, and internal–external, transforming the banality of everydayness into a playground wherein one can meditate on their nature as a living being.
The surreal and almost voyeuristic descent into the memories of one person prompts the audience to revisit their own humanity by way of contemplation, bearing witness to a reconstruction of events and experiences present in all humans’ histories whilst simultaneously highlighting the limits of taking memory at face-value. Loop Diarios sees Santiago’s introspection, or rumination, on her past and present in the form of repetitive video loops that function as a childhood diary re-written by a present-day adult, forging an intimate and sincere reflection on the mundane phenomena that constructs the Self: family, society, and experience.
Statement by Maria Gabriela Di Giammarco