The – REFUGEE – Film Collection

Mauricio Saenz (Mexico) – Flight simulator, 2014, 4:17
“Flight simulator” explores the concept of obstruction as a result of geographic borders and their given limits. By means of images generated at the banks of the Bravo River, in the Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, US border, the work converges on the idea of the impossibility of a displacemet to a desired objective and the reaction caused by the feeling of transgression that every limit or prohibition carries within.

Mauricio Saenz (Matamoros, Mexico 1977)
pursued a BA in Studio Art from the University of Texas and a MA in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain. In 2011 he received the purchase award from the Yucatan Biennial in the videoart category and has participated in solo and group shows in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Germany, France, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela and Argentina. His work focuses on the concept of impossibility and its relativity by means of elements that emphasize abandonment and confinement interlaced to a paradoxical factor that would revert it through disciplines as videoart, installation, and performance art.