Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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Where the horizon moves

A landscape gathers men and women, city and nature, history and phantasmagoria. It possesses at the same time something unnamable, sublime and something rather ordinary, fleeting at its apprehension, though generator of endless narratives, biographies and fables.

In the old far western movies, there was often this moment, when something emerged from nowhere, from far away. A reading moment of the landscape, where distant elements became visible as they approached us, little by little, finally becoming Indians, the Seventh Cavalry Regiment or wild bisons. Evanescent figures blurred by the distance and by light, they materialized as soon as our eyes were capable discerning the details, presences and realness. Nowadays, this dimension has been lost. No one arrives from afar.

How does something enter our field of vision? How does it get processed and become the matter of dreams, stories, lives? Which transformations happen to something when seen afar? How forms, colors, textures contribute in this ever changing panorama around us? What does the gradual appearance of something provoke in our perception, in the way it happens and in its successive interpretations?

Influenced by what we manage to see, how far our vision reaches and what comes before our very eyes, the landscape frames the world we see, the world we navigate through. Thinking landscape as a shared fiction, Where the horizon moves charms the audience to experience the horizon as a playful panorama where contemplation and imagination go hand in hand with fable making and daily life sublime.

Through subtle transformations in the landscape Where the horizon moves rescues the poetic, yet ordinary aspect of the basic movement of coming towards a place. Here the spectators, as the watchmen of yesterday, struggle to define what they see in the horizon, these fleeting figures under the sun who become mankind, stories or facts.

The project has been part of the official program led by Maus Hábitos & Guimarães European Cultural Capital (June 2012) and as part of the Rio Occupation London & London Festival 2012, hosted and presented at v22, London, Uk (July 2012). Rio Occupation London was commissioned by Rio de Janeiro's State Culture Secretariat. Executive Produced by People's Palace Projects. Co-produced by Battersea Arts Center.

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Rio de Janeiro. I am a performing artist and art maker coming from dance. I love to dialogue with the historical, material and affective context we are immersed in any given situation. As art form, my work goes from multimedia stage conceptual work to convivial and open-air pieces. It strikes me the awareness and fictions arising from the sublime of daily situations, its materiality, the reference points that we cling to and build up our relation to reality and how meaning grows from this. contacts: gustavociriaco@gmail.com | marine@elclimamola.com

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