Projected Movement uses parallel light in order to get a perfect projection onto the walls. The duality between light & shadow, material & immaterial, body & mind, life & death are here projected by way of a dancer’s still movements drawn onto transparent film. It falls upon the drawings a parallel and sharp-focus (not diffused) light that projects and enlarges them without distorting them. The projected shadows are so vivid that when we walk alongside them, the walls seem to waver making us loose balance due to wavering of passing air in between the suspended drawings. Projected Movement presents moving stillness and the paradox of movement by exposing motion fractions of the dancer’s positions. The array of fractal shadows projected create epiphenomena demonstrating atemporal fractions of singular gestures captured in drawings. Which, albeit fragmented into still images, when composed into a successive stream create yet again another illusion of atemporal movement.
Projected Movement was Winner of Jovens Criadores - Young Creators Prize - in 1999
Awarded by the Portuguese Cultural Ministry and the Group Artes e Ideias, Braga, Portugal
77 outline colour drawings on transparencies
parallel halogen light
Documentation by Margarida Sardinha