My interest in creating this work was to analyze our perspective with reference to space and time. For this analysis, I have taken as a starting point the sun and the path that it traces in the sky. The piece was presented as an artist book, were the viewer could manipulate it. By folding the paper into a square the paths would light up while recordings taken from pedestrian crossings would play. The solar paths, like the sounds, were taken in different cities in which the artist has lived. With this in mind, the work deals with the virtual space and time of the book in contrast to the date and geographical location which it references.
My interest in creating this work was to analyze our perspective with reference to space and time. For this, I have taken as a starting point the sun and the path it traces on the sky each day. I am interested in the virtual gallery space and the geographical space that can be simultaneously occupied in the piece. The work is aimed at finding parallels and relations between the space we inhabit and our perception of it.
The work was created with the collaboration of Alice Hard that interprets the concept for her performance in the “room”.
This piece is currently in process and will be exhibited at the end of September at the Paraninfo Room in University of Barcelona.
This project was developed for a class in the Master of Contemporary Artistic Creation at University of Barcelona.
"This project’s intention was to measure, in a quantifiable way, the emotions felt during the first encounter with the neighbourhood El Raval. As a foreigner who had never been in this district before, my interest was to capture the feeling of fear and confusion caused by the exploration of a new area for the first time, particularly taking into consideration the history of this low income neighbourhood. The project was developed during the night and the artist used her heart rate as a measure of the emotive state. The process started by walking without a pre-assigned path through the neighbourhood until a known place was found. Using a mobile phone application the artist’s heart rate was recorded at every corner. To have a better understanding of the measures, it is important to take into consideration that the artist previously measured her heart rate to be about 83 beats per minute while walking. Therefore, any number greater than 83 is considered to be product of the emotions felt while exploring."