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7 sentinels and a tower house

7 zelatari eta dorretxe bat (7 sentinels and a tower house) (2005-2017) is an installation that presents seven videos of seven works by Jorge Oteiza (Orio, 1908-San Sebastian, 2004) and of the house museum designed by his friend, Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza (Cáseda, Navarre, 1918-Madrid, 2000) in Altzuza, Navarre.

The images were recorded during daylight hours and show the Altzuza Museum and the seven pieces strategically placed by Oteiza on the land, creating and forming a landscape charged with historic, cultural and social references.

1. Memorial al Aita Donosti (Memorial to Father Donosti), Lesaka-Agiña, 1956/1959

2. Piedra sobre el Bidasoa (Stone over the Bidassoa), Irun-Hendaye, 1966

3. Estelas para el camino de Santiago (Trails on the road to Santiago), Luzaide, 1973

4. Harri ernai zaitzailea (Watchful protection stone), Arrasate (Mondragón), 1974

5. Retrato de un Gudari armado llamado Odiseo (Portrait of an armed warrior called Odysseus), Iruñea, 1989

6. Estela cruz caminando, homenaje a Txabi Etxebarrieta (Walking cross trail, homage to Txabi Etxebarrieta), Benta-Aundi, Tolosa, 1993

7. Francisco y Antonio, Oñatiko Unibertsitatea,  (Franciso and Antonio, University of Oñate), Oñate, 1996

The exhibition comprises the eight videos by Manuel Asín (Zaragoza 1978) and several pine structures on which the screens are placed to offer different viewing heights and angles. The goal of the exhibition is to communicate the singularities of the filmed works, as well as those of the 'Oteizan' landscape. To this end, a constellation of moving images that illustrate both the physical and ideological geography of Jorge Oteiza is presented.

Authors: Guillermo Zuaznabar (San Sebastian, 1971) and Manuel Asín (Zaragoza, 1978)


06-11-2017 / 10-12-2017


Friday: 16:30 - 20:30

Saturday: 10:30 - 14:30 / 16:30 - 20:30

Sunday: 10:30 - 14:30 / 16:30 - 20:30


The Programme is being prepared