DIALOGUES - Connections with others
DRAFT OF THE SET FOR THE DIALOGUES THROUGH PROJECTION
DPPD BETWEEN SANDRA AND MARTY, 2018
DPP WITH BARBARA, 2020
DPP WITH PINKA, 2015
DPPD BETWEEN MARIA-GRACIA AND JEFF, 2019
Jeff and Maria-Gracia painting
DIALOGUES THROUGH PROJECTIONS WITH PAINTING OR DRAWING are participatory performances I conceived in 2012. Since then, this project has grown and a series of connections between people using painting or drawing have been carried out.
Two participants virtually connected, make simultaneously an individual painting or drawing, in tune with the projection on their own canvas or paper of the other party with its evolving work.
The performances have been held with the actors working at the same location. Now I want to do the dialogues with people located in different places, connected through an online video communication platform. In both locations, the sets need to be previously prepared, according to the conditions of the spaces and materials available. In each location, a computer is positioned on a pedestal with its camera directed to the canvas or paper. A projector connected to the computer projects the image of the virtual party.
The action begins when the lights in both places are turned off. The participants start painting at the same time, connected through the projections on their canvas or paper. The process ends when both participants stop. The projectors are then switched off and the lights on.
At this moment, both paintings or drawings reveal themselves individually.
An audio with testimony about the experience is recorded. The process is documented with photography and video and presented in real time through the internet. The performance and its documentation remain online after the event.
With this project, I explore the possibilities of artistic gesture as a communication tool, in its participatory, procedural and performing aspects. I am also looking for alternatives to improve the quality of interpersonal connections through electronic channels, as they have become in the last year an indispensable tool in our everyday life. The physical isolation imposed by the pandemic increased its resonance.See also: https://vimeo.com/191010556