It’s not my fault if the river comes
Recoleta culturale center, Buenos Aires
5 November 2015 – 28 February 2016

It’s not my fault if the river comes is a facility that reviews the classic theme of the landscape. I’m interested in having the view of a bird (from an airplane); I understood the relationship between the wild and control only when looking from above – everything that seemed to me wild, nature had a control over. The title of the piece refers to an unfortunate phrase that a public official said to the people of Tucumán, in order to overflow the river and take their houses.

With this I built a landscape based on the stretched Golden Ratio, the distribution of things, the control of resources and the poetics of the elements and materials. In making this piece I always thought of painting as a landscape and man as a spectator. 

–Gabriel Chaile

Gabriel Chaile, “It’s not my fault if the river comes”, 2015; Water tanks, guitar strings, metal structure, bronze, soil plots, water and small paint; 1200 x 400 x 300 cm