If one says 'red', and there are 50 people listening, it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds.
Josef Albers

RED is part of a series of works initiated with BLUE, that now can be seen at the Rhizome ArtBase, New Museum, NYC, and it was first presented internationally in the Monobandes programme with the artists Claude Closky, Charly Nijensohn, Mathias Delfau and Michel François; and also in the video screening programme sur moniteur 1 - Abstrait; Rencontres Internationales Paris |Berlin; Centre Culturel Suedois, Paris; 2005

Joao Felino, BLUE series

color deceives continually

Albers intended that the colors in his "Homage's" series react with each other when processed by the human eye, causing optical illusions due to the eye's ability to continually change the colors in ways that echo, support, and oppose one another. He executed these paintings with a deliberate, careful technique using a minimum of tools and paint.
As a color theoretician, the principles, he sought to illustrate were reversed grounds, transparencies, space, and vibrating boundaries. Albers explained that since "color deceives continually", in visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.

Rhythmanalysis is a collection of essays by sociologist and philosopher Henri Lefebvre. The book outlines a method for analyzing the rhythms of urban spaces and the effects of those rhythms on the inhabitants of those spaces. It builds on his past work, with which he argued space is a production of social practices.
The book is considered to be the fourth volume in his series Critique of Everyday Life.

RED best performs and accomplish its role promoting openness of mind and fulfillment, of satisfaction, content, enjoyment, exhilaration, while also stating its inner critical power.
As a pure proposition, intended not so much as a metaphor but much as a pure evidence of a paradox, if not a truly exercise of very productive rational instability and disorientation of the senses, although oriented towards a most exigent state of conscience lead by an imbalanced state of perception.
But mostly due to their semantics and constructive nature and also modes of production, expanding the boundaries of strict color theory, accordingly to our state of human development and desirable way of life, and through repetition, basically it communicates difference. Affirmative difference. In terms of if pointing any direction that is towards democracy.
Communicating difference and democracy.

Josef Albers; Interaction of Color: Revised and Expanded Edition [Paperback]; Nicholas Fox Weber (Foreword); Yale University Press; Rev Exp edition; May 15, 2006

Henri Lefebvre; Éléments de Rythmanalyse; Éditions Syllepse, Paris, 1992. A translation to English is available: Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life; Continuum, London, 2004

Joao Felino Selected Works :

Rhizome ArtBase, New Museum rhizome.org/art/by_artist-list.php?u=1010349
Rencontres Internationales Paris | Berlin | Madrid art-action.org/proposition/catalogue/detail_cat.php?codeoeuvre=B85...
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