With Its a Wonderful life, the artist duo formed by Blanca Galindo and David Martret works under the name of Leafhopper. This non-linear series an on-going narrative around addiction, deriving from the lack of emotional connection and breakdown of identity, individualism, globalisation and consumerism in our time
Escaping from oneself has been throughout history and geography inherent to human beings and animals. This series of images consider addiction as an adaptation, a way of connection, a driving force that make us forget the fact that everything is on the Nature will disappear or somehow change the way we know it now.
We have both experience how some relatives or beloved friends felt in the arms of addiction. And because of that it’s been an important issue to us and we have been covering substance addiction stories in Russian, Asia and Europe in order to understand more about this process and what lead people to get enroll in this circuit of obsession.
Since February 2015 and until the date, we have been researching, interviewing and developing the project in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan, USA, Spain, Finland and Mexico.
“The world is inextricably beautiful, regardless of its horrors. And there is so much love for us in the universe, if we will have it; If we can love ourselves. If we can forgive ourselves.”
Activity: Roundtable, May 15 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Opening May 25 at 8 p.m.