The Blinking Room - Part I
Site-specific installation. Spain Now! Festival. The Gallery Soho. London, November 2011.
First site-specific work based on the idea of diegetic and non-diegetic sounds (in a film, those sounds whose source is visible on the screen or whose source is assumed to be present in the action of the film). When listening to a certain soundscape while observing a visual scene, our mind tries to reconstruct what is happening. In this reconstruction of what happens or has happened we are not simply trying to discover an external situation. We are projecting our own psychological background onto it.
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.
In this installation we move inside a rapid 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. Thousands of spaces in one.