Moving Light

English:

Some of the activities we were invited to attend in the period of Low Residency 2017 seemed like a game, a play. We were “provoked” to perform in two days a collective artwork at the South Kiosk Gallery “reacting” to the work ‘We will meet in the place where is in darkness’, a luminous installation by the artist Sebastian Kite.
Sebastian’s installation consisted of a prefabricated environment with two screens in the background mounted inside the gallery. This environment was divided into two separate spaces through a plastic material that had the characteristic of being semi-reflective. Stimuli and luminous movements were projected on the two screens in the background and light integrated, immersing people. The work was inspired by George Orwell’s 1984 book. The creative process happened in the act, the artist constructed the images during the course of the exhibition. He was open to act according to the questions that space was asking, one side would be the emitter of light, while the other absorbed it. During the exhibition of the gallery, performers were invited to interact with space.

In my perception, the place turned out to be unpleasant, hot and claustrophobic, I easily shifted from physical perceptions and through the vibration of light and colors, I went on internal journeys. The work took me to other perceptual spaces and activated different thoughts and memories in me. In the background, I was able to perceive the soundtrack created by the artist, but what caught my attention was the noise of the train in the background, it was as if I was really being taken to other spaces and times. The few shapes that appeared on the screen along with the colors of the projection were rigid and geometric lines, but in the moments that we were in the environment without the projection, I could perceive subtle shadows on the outside that brought a very interesting human element. The human figure brought life and shadows into space.

Well, the task was to build a work that would dialogue with space. We were split into 3 large groups. We began the work with the idea of bringing organic and human forms into the “box”. We resolved to work with the projection of shadows recorded in the space of the exhibition. On one side we would have the rational, with the shadows in repetitive motions, almost like ghosts, and on the other side, we would have the oneiric dream side, represented by shadows trying to reach the light. On the dream side, we still overlapped reflections of light on the mirrored surface, with beams of light. Also in the oneiric part, we put a light emitter into the environment, integrating the effects to leave the “box.” The sound was a direct reference to the screams of the 1984 book/film, which brought yet another layer to the work.
As a group, I feel that we worked well and in harmony, the result was interesting. But after seeing the work completed and the response from the audience, I felt that we had a problem with the editing, there were many elements and many layers – many voices in the same work.

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Português:

Umas das atividades que fomos convidados a participar no período da Low Residency 2017 me pareceu uma gincana, brincadeira, um jogo. Fomos “provocados” a realizar em dois dias um trabalho de arte coletivo na South Kiosk Gallery “reagindo” à obra ‘We will meet in the place where is no darkness’, uma instalação luminosa do artista Sebastian Kite. 

A instalação de Sebastian consistia em um ambiente pré-fabricado com duas telas ao fundo montado dentro da galeria. Este ambiente era dividido em dois espaços separados através de um material plástico que trazia como característica de ser semi refletivo. Estímulos e movimentos luminosos eram projetados nas duas telas ao fundo e a luz integrava, imergindo as pessoas.  O trabalho foi inspirado no livro 1984 do George Orwell. O processo criativo acontecia no ato, o artista construiu as imagens ao decorrer da exposição. Ele estava aberto para agir de acordo com as perguntas que o espaço fazia, um lado seria o emissor da luz, enquanto o outro a absorvia. Durante a exibição da galeria, foram convidados performers para interagir com o espaço. 

Na minha percepção, o lugar acabou sendo pouco agradável, quente, pequeno claustrofóbico, eu facilmente me desloquei das percepções físicas e que pela vibração da luz e das cores entrei em viagens internas. O trabalho me levou para outros espaços perceptivos e ativou diferentes pensamentos e memorias. Ao fundo eu consegui perceber uma trila sonora criada pelo artista, mas o que me chamava a atenção era o barulho do trem ao fundo, era como se eu realmente estivesse sendo levada para outros espaços e tempos. As poucas formas que apareciam na tela junto com as cores da projeção eram linhas rígidas e geométricas, mas nos momentos que estávamos dentro do ambiente sem a projeção pude perceber sombras sutis do lado de fora que traziam um elemento humano muito interessante. A figura humana trazia vida e sombras para o espaço. 

Bom, a tarefa era construir uma obra que dialogasse com o espaço.  Nós fomos divididos em 3 grandes grupos. Começamos o trabalho com a vontade de trazer formas orgânicas e humanas para dentro da “caixa”. Resolvemos trabalhar com a projeção de sombras gravadas no espaço da exposição. De um lado teríamos o racional, com as sombras em movimentos repetitivos, quase que como fantasmas, e do outro teríamos o lado “sonho” onírico, representado por sombra que tentava alcançar a luz. No lado onírico ainda sobrepomos reflexos da luz na superfície espelhada, com feixes de luz. Na parte onírica ainda colocamos um emissor de luz dentro do ambiente, integrando os efeitos para deixo da “caixa”. O som foi uma referência direta aos gritos do livro/ filme 1984, o que trouxe mais uma camada ao trabalho. 

Como grupo, sinto que trabalhamos bem e em harmonia, o resultado ficou interessante. Mas, depois de ver o trabalho pronto e a resposta do público, sinto que tivemos um problema com a edição, eram muitos elementos e muitas camadas- muitas vozes no mesmo trabalho.

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