in the Dark


Even if the all installation was initially planed to work in a dark space to provide that in between the videos presentation the bottles filed with luminescent paint could glow, the fact is that in the black out parts of the video the projector bulb  still does illuminate the room enabling the see the paint glow in its full energy.

still , I don´t know yet if is better for the work to remove the bottles or not. They seam to have a lot of other connections with the videos, and their presence works with the initial intend of having a relation in between the light of the projector and the projection wall itself.


 The video was edited with 30 seconds of a black plan to provide a time to observe the botles glowing in the space.

Becouse this situation is not working in the full intetion , doesn´t make sense anymore to keep dark in the room for such a long period of time.

Im ajusting the black out time for the maximum of 15 seconds . The observer can see part of the luminuscence botles but not in the full energy.



6 thoughts on “in the Dark

  1. I understand the purpose of the botles being in front of the image…the light is needed so that the material the botles contain can work when the light is not on. But I’m not really happy with the shadow given to the images – when the ligt of the projection is on….it appears that the images were thought and planed to have the botles but the result is not too subtil…the shadow is too intrusive and the appearence of a too rounded shape, very defined, doesn’t help. Can you desmaterialize the form ??? Or, 2nd option, can you make us feel that the images already thought of the wheight the shadows would provoque ?? Fantastic…!!

  2. It seems to me that, apart from the esthetic effect given by the suspended bottles, which appears to be quite mesmerizing, there is also an intellectual coherence to their presence: they are an analogy to the relation between the individual and the collective which constitutes an underlying concern of the artist and that the installation wants to convey… I would urge the artist to maintain it all as is… I certainly feel the curiosity to see it in the flesh…

  3. An extraordinary and cleaver solution the way you have decided to hang up the work. All the research is confined to an excellent installation. Keep me updated with further projects as I believe you are gonna do so well!!

  4. Susana has been developing her work in the last 6 years. Since the beginning I was an enthusiastic viewer of her work. As the director of Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporanea I have a good overview of the young artists scene in Portugal. Susana with her mature and deep body of work appears as one of the three more important young portuguese artists. For me it is a great pleasure to see how she accomplished this year in London with such a good work.

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