José Alejandro Restrepo

José Alejandro Restrepo, “Nuevas consideraciones sobre la imagen New considerations about the image”, 2007, video (9 min) Courtesy of Valenzuela Klenner Galeria

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José Alejandro Restrepo’s remarkable video deals with the issue of how the image relates to a particular reality. The story involves the capture of a criminal who was caught by police who secretly video taped the sexual abuse of two children, but arrested the culprit only after the crime was committed. From police testimony to insights into the image by Nicolas de Cusa, Saint Augustine, and others, the artist investigates the meaning of the image in relation to the crime.