"White Noise" (2014) Porto
Uma Certa Falta de Coerencia /
A Certain Lack Of Coherence (Gallery)
Video (PAL 20 minutes) - This VIDEO constitutes an index to a five-room exhibition space that is situated on Rua dos Caldeireiros (Street of the copper beaters in Porto). A contractor who maintains fire extinguishers, with a workshop on this street, was choreographed to enact the following:
In each gallery space he emptied a fire extinguisher with gases used in the control of electrical fires. Five actions for five rooms were edited into ‘White Noise’ and screened in a previously burnt-out room within the exhibition site.
INSTALLATION employed stiff course textile/ material, sold only for women's underwear during the Salazar (dictatorial) rule. which closed Portugal to the outside. Chairs were sourced from the now defunct Communist Party head quaters in Porto.
Photos: Pedro Magalhães, Mark Themann
Video (Camera/Editing): Mauro Cerqueira