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Jordi Cerdà
La triple capsa o Mort de Franco
The Triple Box, or Death of Franco
1975
The mass media is a subject of interest for Jordi Cerdà, whether in his film work or in his actions and objects. This work creates a series of encased images and objects, in an analysis of the gaze and how media outlets create reality. Similarly, while other works used film to summarise an afternoon of television during the post-Franco Transition, here he takes television images of the death of Franco and shuts them into boxes. While it is not in fact a film, the sequential layout – as if film stills – is evocative of its language. “All cinematographic work, the majority of it, is a narration and expression of a time, by means of language,” explained Cerdà in 1971. Encasing images of the death of the dictator, as broadcast by the only television channel available at the time, was a way of exposing the tendentiousness of the media in constructing the story.
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original title
La triple capsa o Mort de Franco
year of acquisition
2023
type of object
Object
dimensions
7 x 9,5 x 2 cm c/u.
Copyright
© Jordi Cerdà
registration number
R.6504
date
1975
fonds
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of the Barcelona City Council
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Gelatin silver print on paper in mathacrylate boxes
credits
MACBA Collection. Long-term loan of Barcelona City Council. Gift of Rafael Tous
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