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Pep Dardanyà

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We live in the information age, and that explains the growing and probably excessive eagerness of some artists to accumulate data (images, recordings, graphics, and texts) in the course of analyzing a given problematic. Supposedly, gathering such materials will provide a more complete understanding of the intricacies of the topic at hand. This sociologically informed approach has become characteristic of a large number of contemporary artistic practices, as witnessed in the last two Documentas. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between a TV documentary and an artist’s work. Indeed, some art producers, to use Catherine David’s term, do not differentiate between political activism and art.

Thus, by means of texts, photos, and video, in Módulo de atención personalizada: Historia de un proyecto (Personalized Attention Unit: History of a Project), 2004, Pep Dardanyà attempts to convey

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