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Pálpebras

1979
  • installation with rubber, lead, silver, infrared and ultraviolet lamps, white lamp and music box

Works arising from stories or stories resulting works. Narratives are a form of design that uses as support the imagined time and displays on the lived time, a testimony or a scene that proves that story.

The lifting of a inert  body is a puppet. Accordingly, True Rouge starts the hoisted works group. These works brings a repertoire of connective separating elements and at the same time connects the body of the marionette to the body of the puppeteer. Are cables, rods, hooks, chains and cups. The difference of a body puppet and a counter weight lifted is the illusion that the puppet holds the body itself, making the connective sometimes invisible.

On one side of the room, two black rubber sheets are braced between the wall and the floor. Behind one is an ultraviolet and the other an infrared lamp, between the sheets, a white lamp. A sensor is triggered by a small silver spider that hangs from the ceiling with a thread that reaches to the other side of the room. There, the thread descends to a music box that plays ‘Smoke gets in your eyes’ (immortalized by the voices of The Platters) for six straight hours. During this time, the music box winds the thread and then starts unwinding it for the next six hours. This movement makes the spider go up and down thus triggering the sensor when it reaches its lowest point. Each time the spider triggers the sensor the electrical current is shifted from the white lamp to the ultraviolet and infrared lamps and vice versa. On the other side of the room, leaning in front of the music box rests a heavy lead plate. On the top of one of the black sheets there is a plastic fly. An enlarged shadow of the spider emerges beside the lead wall a few moments before the white light is turned off.

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Pálpebras
  • installation with rubber, lead, silver, infrared and ultraviolet lamps, white lamp and music box
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Pálpebras
  • installation with rubber, lead, silver, infrared and ultraviolet lamps, white lamp and music box
Image author not available
Pálpebras
  • installation with rubber, lead, silver, infrared and ultraviolet lamps, white lamp and music box
Image author not available
Pálpebras
  • installation with rubber, lead, silver, infrared and ultraviolet lamps, white lamp and music box
Image author not available