1. A living being's ability to adapt to a disruptive agent or an adverse state or situation.
2. The ability of a material, mechanism or system to recover its initial state when the disturbance to which it had been subjected has ceased.
In previously unpublished projects, produced in the unprecedented conditions of global confinement, Eltono (París, 1975), Alberto Gil Cásedas (Zaragoza, 1991) and Chingsum Jessye Luk (Hong Kong, 1982) reflect the landscape of a world transformed by sudden adversity.
Beyond its scientific definition, their resilience or ability to resist in the face of sudden change is materialized in travel journals and daily routes restricted by institutional control or surveillance; in cataloging of routine actions arising from solitude and confinement; in a search for personal identity within a suddenly paralyzed consumer society; in a celebration of the beauty of simplicity in a still world.
Resist. Continue. Persist. Persevere. Three visions of the triumph of the resilience of art against adversity.
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