Exercise 10: Bug

Director: Sergio Prego

Venue: Gallery 6

This exercise takes some of the elements in Timothy as a staring point, also suggesting the deployment of a lighting structure on the basis of an imaginary mesh. However, in contrast to the previous exercise’s abstract architectural dimension, here we intend to apply a more sculptural configuration. As a sculpture, it shall therefore be forced to admit the contradiction between its material nature and the abstract vocation of its geometry.

These configurations shall be scaled to human size, in order to transpose two syntaxes: the body’s and the sculpture’s.

The fluorescent tube sculpture shall run through a random sequence based on permutations of a limited number of tubes to be recorded as photographs from different angles in order to capture it in its three-dimensional structure. The sequence shall be spatially superimposed over photographs of a sequence of body gestures executed by a person located within the same space as the sculpture, following the conclusions derived from exercise number 4 Suspensions. Both sequences, of the sculpture and of the body, shall be recorded independently. Though different, they shall abide by a pattern guiding the correlation between their units where one fluorescent tube establishes an equivalence correlation to the body, the head or a limb. Aside from this equivalent correlation, where a given tube reflects the position of an absent or present limb, we can use opposite correlations, whereby a given tube stands in opposition or contradiction to a part of the body; or projection correlations, where the unit indicates the direction in which a part of the body is to be projected.

The exercise will apply a sculptural structural logic to body gestures expressed through the accuracy of the sequence they must adhere to. On the other hand, supported by the sculpture’s material nature itself, the body’s logic shall be applied to the movement of the sculpture’s sequence. By superimposing both patterns, we ultimately aspire to establish a shared space between both logics.

In this exercise an implicit transformation takes place in the perception of time, which shifts away from the conventional linearity we take for granted. The exercise provides an experience in superposition, both temporal and spatial. It is potentially with regards to time where we will achieve a breach that in participant’s minds will make sense of as a temporal detour.









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