The Written Passaje /
From the series “found diaries” / faux documentary.
The Written Passage is based on a found journal written by “Damian”. I found the journal on an
antique store near Charlottesville during 2007. Without date or geographic reference, the journal
describes random entries of narrations of the effects of his schizophrenia. In the journal Damian
describes a lengthy personal process to mask the voices he was hearing, by memorizing and repeating
definitions from encyclopedias. Lately in the journal he describes the voices becoming loud
and in order to suppress them Damian start constructing elaborated scenarios from cutout of the
encyclopedias where he occupy his thoughts and shelter himself into ideas of fantastic’s narratives.
Damian left few notes of a movie I was dreaming to be made with the cutouts.
The Written Passage is an installation that utilize a programmed computer that trigger randomly the
5 cameras installed around the cutout. The program also display texts from the journal and the
music is generated by a midi system that generate musical notes based on the light available (input
of the cameras), all together combined creates in the projection a film narrative of the construction
of parallel universe based on the cutout of the encyclopedias.