The Mechanics of Absence II

Installation with synchronised 35mm slide projection, 7 projections, Copper e Tulle. Dimensions variable.


Following another exhibition, held between October and November 2016, Carla Cabanas will present a selection of works that address the idea of presence and absence through a scrutinizing look and a memory that becomes diffused.
By constructing an experience that operates on the image and on the time that belongs to it, the artist investigates the notion of reminiscence and how it is perceived. Through loss and saturation, working with light, shadow and projection, Carla Cabanas creates a device that calls up familiar figurations, where our shadow crosses the image, in a delicate balance between what is absent and what remains or between that which fades, fixes and reflects.

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Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues


Exhibition views of Mecânica da Ausência II at Galeria Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017.
Documentation © João Ferro Martins, Carla Cabanas.
Vídeo © António MV