A escala é grande e por isso ficamos por aqui

Nicole Kouts


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Media
A/V work
Duration
00:01:00/loop
Year
2019

“A escala é grande e por isso ficamos por aqui” (in english: The scale is big and that’s why we stay here) is a video that is a part of an ongoing research that I am undertaking through my artwork. This research deals with themes revolving around the contemporary instability of senses and images within a context of divergence and convergence between analog and digital media. On this performance for the camera where simultaneous captures take place through a screen recording, a scanner previewing system and a web cam (PhotoBooth).

While the screen recording system records the real-time movement of the computer’s user, the same users face appears through a dark space in different simultaneous layers (on the WebCam and on the scanner tab, both side by side). The rhythm is continuous and gives minimal spaces for voids. This loop scale that leads to infinity is a game of contrasts (appearances and disappearances) in a repetitive narrative that presents the same portrait situation in multiple and contradictory alternatives. And that’s why we stay here.

Behind the eyes in front. A performance for the camera where simultaneous captures takes place through a screen recording device, a scanner and a webcam. A game between hidden and revealed layers is the outline of a narrative that presents a single situation in multiple and contradictory alternatives within a context of convergences and divergences between analog and digital media.

Biography

Nicole Kouts – visual artist from São Paulo, Brazil. Her artwork uses video art, installation, drawing, collage and printmaking to unfold a research about ancient and contemporary rituals involving images: the re-signification, places of memory, multiform narratives, the dogmas of the eyesight and the archeology of creative process within a context of convergence and divergence between analog and digital media. BA in Visual Arts from Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo. Also dedicates herself to illustration, theatre posters, scenography, costume design, puppetry and music.


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