Forced Empathy - Anchored Monument I (2011)

EXPERIMENTA presents a new installation by João Vasco Paiva / May 20 - June 8, 2011 at EXPERIMENTA, Shop B, Lower Ground No. 89-95 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong / Opening reception on May 20(FRI) 7pm

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The installation presented at EXPERIMENTA, Forced Empathy - Anchored Monument I, questionsthe ineluctable relationship between recording and reproduction, by addressing the fundamentalconstraints of visual documentation. The work also explores the notions of “subject” and“observer”, “input” and “output”, and therefore emphasizes the documentation medium itself. In this audio visual installation, the artist uses computer programming to freeze an orientation buoyin the center of the frame, being its movement acquired by the background - an exercise on theformal and technical implications of time based documentation. This translation creates an alteredvisualization of the framed object, resulting in a nauseant yet hypnotic viewing experience. Areflective and exaggerated change in perception that caricatures our relationship with mediatedknowledge. More info:

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  • Year Created: 2011
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Thursday May 12th, 2011
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  • Work Credits:
    • Joao Vasco Paiva, Artist
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