Days: tuesday, 18th of february, and friday, 19th of february
Schedule: from 20.00 to 02.00
"In that Empire, the Art of Cartography reached such level of perfection that the Map of one Province occupied the whole City, and the Map of the Empire, a whole Province. As time passed by, these excessive maps did no longer satisfy and the Schools of Cartography erected a Map of the Empire that was the Size of the Empire and exactly matched up with it".
Del rigor en la ciencia, Jorge Luis Borges
The piece is a specific installation in which, upon an element, its own abstract representation is superimposed. With the drawing of a plane onto the architecture of reference, the real city is extended towards a virtual dimension.
Video-projection is the technique that is used to create such an effect, but apart from technical details, the work is based on tools of such antiquity as perspective or trompe l'oeil that function by manipulating the viewer's perception.
In this case, the transformation of urban space is achieved by movement and by the interaction of light and shadow. Instead of building architectural structures with palpable materials, it is the projection of lines and planes of light, that create the illusion of new appearing spaces.
'Real' and ‘virtual' elements are overlapped in this type of city. Assisted by already existing architecture, it is about making the inside visible from the outside, transforming solid walls into transparent ones or making it clear to us how time has gone by in the city...