the invisibility of huge things

(2018)

 

This project was held during the Artist in Residence Program at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania. It was partially funded by the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania and supported by the Vilnius Academy of Arts

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The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Installation view

Tuning forks, speakers, wood and folded paper

Variable dimensions

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Installation view

Protection glasses and paint

Variable dimensions

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

video stills | chapter V - Final

HD | 16:9 | 25'08" | stereo | color

 

 

The creation process has two main lines, with development of objects and writing/image documentation. These narratives are divided into fiction and non-fiction, in which there are concomitant points of interlacing/visibility in the process of execution and presentation. The construction of optical devices and re-creation of photographic writings and records are intercalated actions that put in danger their positions as documents that prove their legitimacy within a constructed reality.

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Video excerpt

HD | 16:9 | 2'04" | estéreo | cor

 

Waves catcher | 2018

 

Wood, folded paper and head-phone

Variable dimensions

The research reports the trajectory of an inventor, identified only by the initials T. H., who created a device capable of identifying large geographic areas susceptible to huge oscillations and sudden modifications in its original geological formation. Parts of the inventor’s biography, as well as the operation and manipulation of this technological apparatus, are still unknown to the scientific community (causing the incrediblity of most members of its activity area), either by the complete or partial absence of documents that report passages of his life or even notes that demonstrate the construction and effectiveness of the device. Reduced to a few photographic records (of unknown authorship) and incomplete or illegible documents, the apparatus is not reconstructed again in order to attest the effectiveness or functionality of the equipment in question, but to rescue and understand the concerns of a forgotten inventor in recent history and the development of a technological device that could significantly alter the direction of society as we know it.

 

 

 

By looking more closely at such documentation, it is possible to note certain deviations in his thinking that go beyond a scientific objectivity that aims at conclusive results. The unpredictability in the intentions of T.H. walks in parallel with the uncertainties of mass slides in seemingly unstable landscapes.

 

 

Kolekcionierius | 2018

 

Video still

Chapter 6 | The Invisibility of Huge Things

 

Sample I | 2018

 

Object detail | Wood, mirror and lichens

Variable dimensions

 

Sample II | 2018

 

Object detail | Photograph, glass and lichens

Variable dimensions

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Partial view of Installation

Open-studio NIDA ART COLONY

Variable dimensions

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Installation detail

Wand and sugar

Variable dimensions

 

Behaviour of waves | 2018

 

Mineral pigment on cotton paper

290 x 435 mm

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Partial view of Installation

Open-studio NIDA ART COLONY

Variable dimensions

 

The Invisibility of Huge Things | 2018

 

Partial view of Installation

Open-studio NIDA ART COLONY

Variable dimensions

 

Audio recording | Curonian Lagoon | january 2018