Video projection over wood logs
Virtual Nature, 2014
Reality, in its very meanings, is often contrasted with all what is illusory, imaginary, delusional, fictional, abstract. But what is virtual is still part of a reality that, as the result of a series of assignments given through data and information, when overlapped can create another sense and restructure its original meaning.
The work consists of separated projections made over the object's source of information for the projected images. Two sets of wooden stumps installed in the exhibition space were filmed from the same distance and angle that the video projectors are located. The image is then projected over the logs, turning them in the source and in the recipient of information, at the same time.
The one minute video is projected in a constant loop while the hue color palette constantly fades from a cold to a warm contrast, alternating warm to cold colors between the two sets of logs every minute. The dimmed ambient lights emphasize the idea of distance and emptiness between the elements in the space, taking away any other material references and giving to the work an impression of one tridimensional digital object, like a hologram.
When the work brings materiality and light overlapped, reality and virtuality became interdependent, interconnected, cause and consequence occupying the same moment and space. The wood stumps are chosen due to its inert state of being, once alive organic element, but by the time only inert matter unable to respond to real stimulation no more.