‘The Two Stories’, 2009
16 mm film transferred to video,
black-and-white, sound; 6 mins
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Commisioned by Artpace, San Antonio
Cesarco re-imagines conventional story development in ‘The Two Stories’. In the video, based on a story by Felisberto Hernández, the narrator is presumed to be retelling a story to a small audience in a family home, however, instead of hearing the story, a narrative concerning moments of distraction, nervousness, and boredom emerges. ‘The Two Stories’ encourages viewers to become more actively engaged in understanding how one can continue to derive new meanings from text-based structures, to look beyond the obvious and find the hidden relationships that make up one’s daily existence and identity.