|LAS 400 VUELTAS / THE 400 LAPS (2012)
"The 400 laps" works as a large installation-scale book with a digital animation alluding to the French novelist Jean Genet. In this novel, Genet has been falsely supplanted by his double, which leads to paranoia and his confinement in solitude. The book cover (actually written by me) falsely attributes the novel to James Elrroy; the American thriller writer who became psychologically unstable after the death of his mother. The figure wanders back and forth through a doorway turning from child to adult over and over again, blurring the boundaries between fact and fiction. At the back of the enlarged book is a small illuminated shelf with a copy of The 400 Laps / Las 400 vueltas.
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