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Micro Centro de Estudos em Projeções | Micro Center for Studies in Projections 

 

2016. Optical Lantern, Dia Booklets, Optical Caves, Optical Cave's Lecture and Historical documents.

Projects developed during the 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant.

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant. Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. October, 2016.

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Micro Center for Studies in Projections

 

Optical Lantern

 

2016. Woodwork, ironwork and lens. 20x25x130cm.

Process of a projector reproduction from the 50’s. This copy is based on the Pouva Magica model. The idea is to use these projector to develope dia-projections sessions (slide-shows). Created by Karl Pouva in the 50’s , this slideprojector was commercialzed to show histories. Was disseminate trough German, Poland, Hungria and other countries during the half of XX century.

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant . Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. October, 2016.

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Micro Center for Studies in Projections

Dia Booklets

2016. Typography and Risography. 22x10cm.

Publications based on Brazilian National Institute of Cinema (ICN) booklets. Each publication presents one text.

 

Projection: textual essay about the technical and sensory condition of a projected image.

Desert: A single sentence that works as an image-poem (What is the place | when projected in a straight line and parallel to the plane | in the desert).

Historic: Historical aspects combined with some fictional information about the universe of the projected image.

Os afãs: excerpts from tale "Los afanes" from the argentine writer Adolfo Bioy Casares.

(For each text there is a correspondence of a picture, that can exist or not.)

* "O Mar" (The Sea) is the only original booklet presented in the photo above. It was produced in 1964 by ICNE and served as a model for the production of the other titles prepared for the project.

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Micro Center for Studies in Projections 

 

Optical Caves

 

2016. Slideshow and printed booklet. 40 slides, 35mm, in looping accompanied by printed 22x10cm (closed format). Variable dimensions.

 

It is a sequence of photographs from the second half of the nineteenth century that tells of the exploration of one of the largest caves in the world. Along with this material is presented a booklet, based on the publications of the National Institute of Cinema, which tells the story of the Optical Caves. The narrative merges fictional data with part of the history of the speleological exploration in Minas Gerais and tells about a supposed discovery of a cavity similar to a dark camera.

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant . Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. October, 2016.

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Micro Center for Studies in Projections 

Optical Cave’s Lecture

 

2016. Lecture-performance. Slideshow presentation and booklet reading: “Optical Caves”.

 

The action took place on the opening of the VI Bolsa Pampulha’s exhibition. It proposed the reading and display of the image and text content of the work Optical Caves. The story (elaborated by the artist) told about the discovery of a cave in the region of Minas Gerais that would work exactly as a camera obscura.

The presentation format, the speech, as well as the image materials and the booklet, mimic the formats used during the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s to disseminate knowledge in classrooms in Brazil. In this way, there was a doubt about the veracity of the content that was being presented in a seminar / class format.

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant . Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. October, 2016.

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Micro Center for Studies in Projections  

 

Historical documents

2016. Diafilmes 135mm, livretos originais do INCE e INC, catálogo INC, lanterna Pouva.

 

Historical documents to be displayed in the Museum's Mediation Sector.
 

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. 6th Edition of the Pampulha’s Museum Grant . Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil. October, 2016.