During the 1950s and 1970s, my father and his two brothers were part of the Edelweiss Speleological Group. In 1956 Edelweiss began exploring Ojo Guareña, one of the largest caves in Europe, in the north of Burgos.
Guided by spelunkers, LIGHT YEARS AWAY is a voyage through the darkness of theatre, a journey where everything that appears on the way surprises, whether organic or inanimate, chronological or anachronistic, visible or invisible.
It is an off-screen film, a faceless documentary, a torch-lit show.
Direction and performance: Edurne Rubio
Sound: David Elchardus
Camera: Alvaro Alonso, Gregorio Méndez & Sergi Grass
Editing Edurne Rubio
With the artistic collaboration of: María Jerez, Loreto Martinez Troncoso, Jan De Coster, Didier Demorcy
Technicians: Gregor Van Mulders & David Elchardus
In collaboration with: Grupo de Espeleología Edelweiss
Production: Kunstenwerkplaats (BE)
Co-productionn: Beursschouwburg, Kunstencetrum BUDA
With the help of: Vlaams Gemeenschap; Vlaams Gemeenschapscommissie; Grupo de Espeleología Edelweiss; Monumento Natural de Ojo Guareña Burgos de la red de Espacios Naturales de la Junta de Castilla y León; Fundación de Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León.; Netwerk, centrum voor hedendaagse kunst; Espacio Tangente; “What is third”, Casa Encendida
A visual artist, Edurne Rubio’s practice moves between different formats and contexts: performances, videos, sound projects, etc. She creates situations where there is a tension between what we see and what we don’t see, between the perception of the present and memory or imagination.
Her work is akin to documentary, and she is interested in the relationship between individual history and the creation of a collective narrative, often using the relationship between humans and the architecture and territory they inhabit as her subject matter.
Her work has been shown in theatres, documentary festivals and exhibitions in Europe and Latin America.