Xavier Robles de Medina, Bump N’ Grind, 2013, gypsum cement, 15 x 11 x 3 inches
Xavier Robles de Medina. Thorax, 2012. Plaster and metal wire on wood panel, 12.5 x 7 x 6.5”.
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"Burning and Drowning"
Lyrics and vocals by Xavier Robles de Medina
Written by Taylor Noll, Jake Ellis, and Henry Neels
Produced by Jake Ellis
Burning & Drowning attempts to find similarities between contemporary Pop music videos, and Romantic poetry and paintings. It was conceived for the mere sake of catharsis. Having lost many family members to cancer, I wanted to create a spiritual portrait of someone’s suffering and perseverance. The film evokes imagery of death and the sublime, whilst celebrating hope. We are presented with a human, and follow his journey as he is being devoured by a violent yet natural force. He is transparent, a sign of vulnerability; sitting in lotus pose, he is a metaphor for powerful submission…