This live video delay installation was set up at Atelier Re.Al, in Lisbon, in December 2011. It consisted of a number of screens spread throughout a large room, in order to receive the video projections of a Max/Jitter patch's live feed. This patch was running on a laptop, the screen of which was the only light source in the whole room. The screen was plain white: it displayed a white text on a white background. The text could be read, but only from different angles (due to the lcd characteristics). The patch was retrieving the laptop camera live feed, replicating it a number of times and, at each time, delaying its reproduction. The images captured consisted on the lighten faces of the readers, while striving to follow the text. Furthermore, each of the video reproductions, was sent via a beamer to a mirror. The reflection of the mirrors was then projected onto the screens. All this resulted in an echoing presence of each of the installation visitors in time and space.
Notably, this installation was one of the outcomes of a course that I took with João Fiadeiro and Fernanda Eugénio, on "Artistic Research and Scientic Creativity". It resulted out of applying to its composition what we called an ethics of sufficiency, which greatly translates the principles of permaculture.

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Carlos Oliveira

Here is some of my artwork. This is not intended to be a comprehensive collection of documentation materials, but rather to provide an overview of their diversity. Enjoy.

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