deep time

(2021)

 

This project was held during the Resilience Residence Programme in Serra da Mantiqueira (Brazil), supported by Serrapilheira (BR), Pro Helvetia South America (CH) and Swissnex (CH).

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deep time | 2021

 

video still

HD | 16:9 | 10'42" | stereo | color

 

 

This project is an invitation for a shift in the perception of our surroundings, a change of perspective concerning non-human beings (or more-than-human) and so-called 'inanimate' things. Geological time operates on a time scale different from human perceptual capacity. Even the most accurate mechanisms for calculating the age of rocks, through Radiometric Dating, have an “error” margin of one million years. This is something that is far from our biological perception of life.

 

The use of technological devices within my reach and technical limitations, was intended to speculate an "other" dimension of things, such as placing side by side a representation of the sound spectrum of the beat of a hummingbird's wings captured in my fieldwork, in contrast to the video in slow motion showing the projection of sunlight reflected in the flowing water of a river on a rock, indicating a slow weathering process on the surface of that mineral.

 

 

Deep time | 2021

 

video still

HD | 16:9 | 10'42" | stereo | color

 

Measuring things | 2021

 

Creative process

Angle ruler and gloves

Variable dimensions

 

During the residency, varied procedures and exercises of measurement and positioning in front of the 'other' were carried out, in order to distort the original function of the instrument used and bringing a poetic bias to the movement or action.

 

deep time | 2021

 

Installation detail

Igneous rock, dust, acrylic and thermal blanket

Variable dimensions

 

deep time | 2021

 

video stills

HD | 16:9 | 10'42" | stereo | color

 

 

The fictional narrative “Tempo Profundo” was shot in two distinct places, in the Environmental Protection Area of Serrinha do Alambari and on the Itatiaia National Park’s plateau. The construction of the script took place from elements and situations that provided a unique dimension of the time and space relationship of inanimate beings and objects within their contexts. The choice of birds as active characters, for example, was due to speculation that these beings would be the “eyes” of the mountain, given the seasonal presence of human beings in the region.

 

weathering n.1 | 2021

 

Light on rocks

Variable dimensions

 

weatherings | 2021

 

Inkjet print on paper

Variable dimensions

 

deep time | 2021

 

Installation view

Drawing, wood, inkjet print on paper

and stepped titanium drill

Variable dimensions

 

Rules for Everything | 2021

 

Installation view

Ruler, igneous rock and stepped titanium drill

Variable dimensions

 

deep time | 2021

 

Installation view

Drawing, wood, inkjet print on paper

and stepped titanium drill

Variable dimensions

 

deep time | 2021

 

video still

HD | 16:9 | 10'42" | stereo | color

 

fractures | 2021

 

Print screen | creative process

Bird sound edited for the final video.