Greta Alfaro (Pamplona, 1977) holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and a master’s degree from the Royal College of Art in London. She is currently based in Wales, completing a residence at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.
Her projects and installations have been shown in museums and galleries like Artium (Vitoria, Spain), the Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, the Fish and Coal Buildings in London, the Flint Art Institute (Michigan’s second biggest museum ), Museo Ex Teresa in Mexico City, the Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo in Pamplona or Dryphoto in Tuscany.
Monster in Motion plays with the idea of the railway, as a symbol of the Industrial Revolution and a train advancing in a straight line between then and the present day; the incarnation of a false notion of progress that sparked what Alfaro sees as an ongoing human and environmental catastrophe tied in with technological development and fossil minerals.
The ideas of speed, travel, acceleration, accident, nightmare and shock will play out in a production featuring dream-like images. The train will appear in the recording and structure of the finished video, in a journey that takes us through barren landscapes and states of altered consciousness.