Directed by Tânia Moreira David, Paulo B. Menezes
Night Blue’ exhibits a dematerialization of the real image and its dissipation into the abstract digital image. The real body becomes a virtual one of colour and texture summoning the alternance between optical and haptic perception.
The video uses distinct mechanisms that fragment and transform the original character of the object; the sea metamorphoses itself into matter and colour acquiring a singularity that remits to white noise and gradually mirrors the nightfall’s deep dark blue evoking its spirituality in parity with the sensory appeal. Simultaneously, the mismatch of the movement in the distinct windows disrupts the natural flow of the waves granting it an element of dissonance, one that spreads the spectator’s attention appealing to the movement of body and look. This results in a harmonic, apparently random, composition of programed interferences.
The almost blurriness between the sea and the darkness of the night makes the piece an abyss of perception.
VI FESTIVAL VIDEO nodoCCS, Gallery ArterietKristiansand
November 17, 2020