Intelligence in another language is a cross-discipline project based on the study of Ethology (the comparative study of animal and human behaviour) applied to the language of the artistic installation. This is an experimental project which seeks to transfer narrative possibilities from a scientific field to art practice. Its first phase is designed as theoretical re-search into Konrad Lorenz, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Paul Roazen and Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt’s experiences of ethological observation, through the study of their most significant works. Basing his work on the key concepts of reference, trap and device, Pablo attempts to test a sort of image-based grammar. In other words, he aims to approach the installation and handling of elements as a correlate in which the associative possibilities of the objects deploy themselves based on a logic that is external to them. Through this research project he aims to find object-based narration strategies from fields of knowledge such as art and ethology, which are seemingly distant in their processes yet which share one common feature: the will to communicate a scopic passion.
Pablo Capitán del Río graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Granada and a master’s in Artistic Production from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He was awarded the Manuel Rivera Grant for Furthering Artistic Studies Overseas, has been selected artist for the V Encontro de Artistas Novos and guest artist at La Fragua, and had a prize-winning work at the Plastic Arts Competition run by the Andalusia Regional Government in 2007 and 2010. His work has been exhibited in both individual and collective shows, in Espacio Combo, Córdoba and in the Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, among others.