Synthesis looks back at the transformations that have taken place in recent decades in the dynamics of manufacturing work: the digitising of its procresses, the fractalising of its times and spaces, the absorption of cognitive and affective faculties, etc. Throughout much of the 20th century, workers struggled to attain a social condition that would enable them to escape the alienation caused by work, but this aspiration for self-realisation ended up integrating perfectly into the production chain, giving rise to a widespread constant state of depression. Synthesis aims to trace the genesis of this change, taking it as the turning point in which the origins of contemporary tragedy reside.
David Mutiloa (Pamplona, 1979) studied industrial design and fine art in the Basque Country and Catalonia. He has had a number of solo exhibitions, among them Differently from what I had expected (García Galería, Madrid, 2016), Formal Exercise (Blueproject Foundation, Barcelona, 2015), Notes on Color (Grey Projects, Singapore, 2015), Good Displays Catch Crowds (Centro Huarte, Navarra, 2014) and Es difícil dar con una buena lámpara (García Galería, Madrid, 2013). In addition, his work has been shown in a number of group exhibitions, notably Generación 2016 (La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2016), Especies de Espacios (MACBA, Barcelona, 2015 – in collaboration with Serafín Álvarez), The Dark Side of the Party (SOS 4.8, Murcia, 2015), The World of Interiors (The Green Parrot, Barcelona, 2014) and FAQ: Zona de preguntas frecuentes (Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona, 2013). He has been an artist-in-residence at Gasworks (London, 2016) and Hangar (Barcelona, 2013-2015), amongst others. He currently has a working space in Salamina.