For MadArt's Mad Homes exhibit:
a strange daydream, deprived of all thickness lifts a phrase found in Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space in which Bachelard considers the quality of different spaces (rooms) in a house to furnish an archive for memory and safe haven for dreams. The installation incorporates use of multiple automated slide projectors: providing a means of tampering with rhythmic time, duration, and induced states of reverie.
Texts from various sources are broken down and projected word by word, in effect wallpapering the room with an ever-dissolving collage of phrases formed independently of the original content being distributed per individual projector; the effect of this flickering word-carousel is reminiscent of Raymond Queneau's Cent Mille Milliards de Poèmes, an Oulipian exercise modeled after children's picture books in which images are divided into horizontal strips that can be combined and re-combined in almost endless iterations.
July 16 - August 7, 2011
Video by Rodrigo Valenzuela