PROJECT NAME: Protecção Prolongada | Prolonged Protection (2006-2014)
AUTHOR: Pedro Pinheiro
PROJECT OFiCiAL WEB PAGE: prolonged.wordpress.com/
multi-media installation, video art, light design, collage, print, mechanic sculpture, bio-mechanics, sound design, shadow play, scenography.
-Pseudoscientific and personality characteristic and physical-emotional functioning
-Bio-Mechanics and Synergistic Audio-Visual Generator
-Shadow Play Behaviour
-Avant-Garde Abstract Contemporary Language Captures
-Video and Color Light Research
Using the light, movement and a series of audio-visual empirical attempts, conjugated with a site-specific intervention, this multi-media sensory deprivation installation try to establish relations between forms in time and space, physical and psychological. A synergy that will go within activating your neural and genetic equipment, to illustrate a metamorphic ontological phenomenon.
The games of be or not be, created through the interaction of multiple techniques, such as: Bio-mechanics, sculpture, collage, video art, soundscapes and the older formula of representing images in movement, the projection of shades. Being this last, by itself, capable of provoking perception errors.
Plato’s Theory of Forms or Theory of Ideas and the “Rorschach Test” can somehow be recall because of the generated images and their subjective perceptions.
People avoid to enter in dark places and to erase the fear for the mysterious could be an important start-up to explore altered state of awareness, so this sensorial space will revive the conscience, activating a relative imagination.
There are mainly 3 stages of experience inside this Area:
1 – SPACE………………………..BLACK
2 – DiMENSiON……………………….FORM and MOVEMENT
3 – TRANSFORMATiON………………………….CARiCATuRE
1 – SPACE
The first sensation inside the room is blindness. The vision will return, on Older people the optical system will take more time to re-establish.. This process will activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness with new internal perspectives. Important Safety: elderly should be accompanied to a sit until vision returns.
2 – DiMENSiON
After recovering from blindness, the vision graceful process shapes and colors. Projected forms appear and disappear, focus silhouettes animations and then blur, moving and flashing in a continuo slow rate of speed.
More calm at this stage, the public start to enjoy the peaceful and introspective moments. Time and space had broken to bring a certain kindly almost in utero experience. This sensations, interpretations and descriptions may vary according to age; Ex.:
-60-80 years old tend to think that the shades are from from jewellery or religious items
-40-60 years old view expressionism and emotional flash moments
-20-40 years old try to decode molecular structures
-0-20- Young people talk about different figures moving and changing from one to another
(this numbers don´t have any scientific support)
3 – TRANSFORMATiON
On the black walls, there are some frames (small holes) that give visual access to the interior of the installation, the room brain. This is the revelation, a key frame showing the true nature of the projected shapes and colors in the shadows. In fact is all about moving Trash and plastic with Television Feedbacks as light source. The Human mind will be rendered showing the caricature image of one’s singularity discovery.
INSTALLATiON ROOM SPECiFiCATiONS:
There is a preference for dark space with as little as possible of direct sun light.
The Installation area should not have any kind of stairs or pillar so the public should safely walk inside the dark room without any obstacles that put then in danger position until the eyes adapted from the lack of light.
The installation can be in different sizes depending with site-specific and budget, but preferentially, at least 6x4x3 meters, but can be adapted for smaller/larger spaces)
…TiME and SPACE … MiND and BODY…TRANSFORM and EMOTiON
Using the light and a series of audio-visual empirical attempts, conjugated to an intervention in loco, this multi-media installation try to establish relations between forms in time and in the space. A synergy that is going to illustrate a metamorphic ontological phenomenon.
The game of be or not be, created through the interaction of multiple techniques, such as: collage, mechanical sculpture, video, sound and the older formula of representing images in movement, the projection of shades. Being this last, by itself, capable of provoking perception errors, this sensorial room will revive the conscience, activating a relative imagination to the memory of the individual observer.
Collective Exhibition “ExPaçoArt06″ at Paço do Bálio, Matosinhos, Portugal.
An embryonic project, developed and presented for the first time in the cultural event “ExPaçoArte06″, carried out in the
Monastery of Paço do Balio, Portugal. A space of several political and spiritual secrets.