Kaleidoscopic Sense after Proust was created out of extended experimentation with optics for it conveys the ephemeral reality of sensationalistic social, political and informative change. As daylight shines through, one is able to see the infinitely fragmented images on each one of the 118 different photographs (windows) attempting to recreate the impressions of the amount of information our brain receives everyday through our eyes. These Proustian images combine the idea of the eyes being “the windows of the soul” and the synthesis of a pure past within our reminiscent memory “Like a kaleidoscope which is every now and then given a turn, society arranges successively in different orders elements which one would have supposed immutable, and composes a new pattern.” – Proust. The fractal static images on each small window rendered as complex composites of refracted light being all of them different, recursively created 118 self-referential singular images.
Kaleidoscopic Sense after Proust was exhibited at Network AD exhibition Candid Arts Trust Gallery in 2001 and Images of Kaleidoscopic Sense after Proust were later employed as background scenario of “Everyone Says I Love You” theatre play performed at Riverside Studios, London, UK
118 windows site-specific installation, digital print onto transparent film
dimensions: 24 sqm
Documentation by Margarida Sardinha