Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf

 

The Blinking Room
The Gallery Soho. London Nov 2011.

Every space is the frame of a potential situation. A crime and a birth; a rape and an armistice; a drug deal and the beginning of love. Everything could happen, everything has happened in every single room.

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In this installation we move inside a quick sequence of different scenes. We witness a fast progression of lights and soundscapes that define specific situations. A succession of instants, moments and happenings that actually occurred. Space as the stage of life.

This work talks about non-diegetic and diegetic sounds (in a movie, those sounds whose source is visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film). Listening to a certain soundscape while watching a small group of inanimate elements, our mind tries to rebuild the scene. In this reconstruction of what happens or what has happened we are not just trying to figure out an external situation. We're projecting our own psychological background on it.

 

Pablo A. Padilla Jargstorf 2011