the only thing i can really say in favor of my work is that i try to be absolutely honest. this doesn't mean things aren't hidden; there are things i curse myself for daily, hourly, that remain in the dark, that i try to subvert, repress, rescind. but what is said is the truth as i find it, which of course is no truth at all. i am a brilliant musician for example by virtue of being a fraud; i am a selfish friend and lover perhaps, always on the mend, emending, making amends. i believe others may be the same, feel the same, scratch away at similar surfaces; for example, celine was braver than i, perhaps vile to a greater degree. i know where i stand; like other deluded people, perhaps, if i am so, i revel in my mind, in the dismal horizon of future discovery which will never come, but always seems just within reach. if at this point i am a menace to others,
when all is abandoned, when i die before my time the video which surrounds the others, the other, the video which is a gift from the other to the other and the video which is the seeing of some of death to the world, unworlding beyond
caraballo-farman is a two person team composed of Abou Farman and Leonor Caraballo, working in video, installation, and photography since 2001.
Their work focuses on public ritual and collective acts exploring the relationship between individuals and groups, unit and structure, and ways in which one enables the other while also dissolving it.
Their work has been exhibited worldwide, including The Tate Modern (London), PS1/MOMA, The Project Gallery(NY), The Whitney ISP(NY), Artists Space, The Havana Biennial (Cuba), Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador), Impakt Festival (Netherlands). They have won several awards and grants including a Canada Council grant in Media Arts and The New York Community Trust.