Saturday, Dec 20, 2008, 11 pm
Entrada [Entrance] – Noobai café, Miradouro de Santa Catarina
“Matemática” by Vasco Lucena
VHS video, colour, 42 min, n/d
Cç. Salvador Correia de Sá, 42, 2º frente
” I saw what does not exist in the cosmic world around a star.”
For uncountable years Vasco Lucena (1913-2001) passionately taught Art History in high-school. At age 69 he started to build these incredible kinetic light machines. Until his death he mastered in solitude these machines, recording the resulting light shows with a VHS video-camera. These resonant light experiences were followed by Lucena´s insightful comments that would direct the viewer into a more poetic vision or instruct him on the structure of what was being seen.
The videos that we are honored to present here in Oporto are part of a vast body of work called “Matemática”. The first video is a true auroric experience accompanied by an electronic sound made by his friend and poet, engineer Artur Brites. The second video “Disco G parado”, is a precise and dynamic exercise on optical effects.
“Bright thoughts in curved air.”
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