Antonio Serra Pérez (Manresa, 1960) graduated in Art History from the University of Barcelona, before training in video art at CUNY Brooklyn and other centers in New York. For twenty years his work has explored and experimented with video’s relationship to inner experience and visions that transit between the real and the unreal, sleep and wakefulness. Morocco, Tangiers and the Atlas are among his favored landscapes. Recent works include Sol de medianoche, 7 contemplaciones, La vida en armonía and En el camino de las abejas.
Iluminaciones: la experiencia de la Luz is a videographic experiment that draws on the Persian poetic and mystical experience, deeply embedded in notions of light, color and contemplation. The author will create a series of short videos (of between 5 and 10 minutes) that can be put together in different order to construct works lasting some 60 minutes or be mounted as an installation in which they are projected onto ponds of water. The aesthetic purpose here is to lead the public into a dreamlike state, to a contemplative trance which somehow suspends the boundaries between the real and unreal, sleep and wakefulness.