Body’s formless fragment becomes piece of the world

Through the cyanotype technique and the body implied in the configuration of forms, a set of tissues fragments will be experimented and united in single vesture, to be dressed by the body. Using a playful and magical technique from the beginning of photography, the importance of this assignment relays on its ability to unravel the mystery of image production, enlightening its ability to enchant and to question human relation with science and technology. By its procedure, it is able to inspire the connections between head, hand and body and through the concept of “fold” establishes a meeting point between the past and the future’s desire.

This assignment recovers the concept of “fold” as a physical and metaphorical gesture, which implies the body in a multiple and infinite reconfiguration action, in a rendezvous with the previous time of image creation. “Fold” suggests the simultaneity of time and the substance formation  resultant of the past and present replication; “fold” is also an element of the vesture that involves the body but, by its plastic nature, finds itself implied in the body that covers and configures.

For this meeting we propose a game, a game that involves memory, action and the senses — head, hand and body — and the predisposition to see and to find. It is a game of forthcoming, of availability and unfolding, a fusion between the physical and the imagined. We wish to propose a game of passing time annulment, of approaching in the same body light and shadow, of the fixed body in its own surface by the cyanotype technique – born out of the observation of time and celestial bodies. A body’s formless fragment becomes piece of the world, a solid object, an opaque form in the representational space.

Inês Azevedo, Joana Mateus and Mónica Faria

Author(s)
Year 2013
Type Book Chapter
Publication 72 Assignments: The Foundation Course in Art & Design Today
Publisher PCA Press
Local Paris
Ed/Org Chloe Briggs
ISBN / ISSN 978-2-9546804-0-8
Language English