Anti-Monuments part 1 - Contained Turbulence
Contained Turbulence (Anti-monuments - part 1) 2019
High-Definition video single channel, colour
Duration: 9 minutes
Author/producer: Pedro Inock
Performers/narration: Nádia Lopes, Teresa Scholz
Text : Pedro Inock
Aknowledgements : Elaine Puhek and Marina Gomes
What forms our identity and ideals, our resilience, hostility and rancour ?
This work deploys memory and place (or absence of) and possibility as groundwork as it challenges the bitterness and hostile condition of the postmodern human.
What do we grow in opposition to?
Our turbulence is a place beyond time and a time beyond place, a “A life to sleep a restless sleep”, an open and attentive cycle, a narrative that consists of pure images considering the possible theoretical and aesthetic mechanisms and their many faces, a position of both threat and security.
The work takes us through a set of slow paced audio-visual sequences and strongly colorful projections, often monotonal, consisting of otherworldly like landscapes that reference kind imagery, choreographed gestures (reminiscent of our complicated shared history as humans), reenactment and improvisation, relentlessly alluding toward complexity, emergency and uncertainty as we are led by a soothing voice into the void of our postmodern condition.
The Artist unapologetically builds a poetic and nuanced narrative from his own sombre self-reflections, ideas, desires and theoretical background that includes self references as well as allusions to eastern philosophy, so important to the work in order to allow the title, this “contained turbulence” to exist far outside the metaphor.
we are supernatural vivid projections, stylishly versatile, specifically interrelated material for memory and projection.
“Time will make artists of us all”