The rise of Hyperion seeks to question the relationships between technological devices and our body, as well as to show the omnipresence of the way in which this technology has become the dominant landscape. The project also tries to reflect the gesture and try to capture the moment of its accelerated temporality and relate it to the temporality of the pictorial work, to make it present, tracing a visuality that allows the awareness of that presence of technological devices to appear and to problematize the difference between the complexity of the movements of the body and the brain with respect to the simplification of operation that these devices require.
The poet John Keats in his poem The Fall of Hyperion laments the loss of the poet's dreams by not being transcribed to paper. Our dreams may not be lost in the same way, since they are transcribed to a medium. Even so, the question about the materiality and durability of this technology broadens suspicion and opens a daily margin of loss, and to the extent that we entrust our dreams, our memory, and creation to them, the transmission of the best of ourselves. is at stake, and sometimes at risk of disappearing.
“Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave
A paradise for a sect; the savage too
From forth the loftiest fashion of his sleep
Guesses at Heaven; pity these have not
Trac'd upon vellum or wild Indian leaf
The shadows of melodious utterance.
But bare of laurel they live, dream, and die.”
The Fall of Hyperion. Jonh Keats. 1849