Mario García Torres
Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
Falling Together in Time, 2019
Mario García Torres (b. 1975, Monclova; lives in Mexico City and Los Angeles) works in diverse media including film, video, photography, performance and sound. His works frequently engage the constructs, histories, and legacies of Conceptual art, and dislodge notions of time and universal truth.
In the video Falling Together in Time, García Torres explores the themes of coincidence and happenstance, weaving together an incident in 1981 in which Mohammad Ali talked a suicidal jumper off the ledge of a building on Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile, with the development of Van Halen’s 1983 hit Jump – a song whose synth-heavy style led to the band’s breakup over artistic differences. Presented within an installation of interrelated works, the piece draws out correlations and synchronicities between seemingly unrelated events, bridging art, music and popular culture.