This clip is a digital model of a 2 channel video installation in loop.
The videos were done in October 2014 during a residency at Gyeonggi Creation Center, in South Korea.
The idea for this installation came from a reflection about the border between the 2 Koreas and my experience in Daebudo, an island in the Yellow Sea. Borders being a recurrent theme in my work, and the Korean border in particular, and its stark divide of the same country, same people, same culture and heritage intrigues me.
The installation is composed by 2 videos of 11m23s in loop, projected in parallel walls as to make it impossible to see them simultaneously. The first is the result of an action I perform walking back and forth on the dry land dropping salt from a bag, thus leaving a trace of my action - white lines that crisscross, demarcating the land, establishing parameters of a space lying within and beyond some other space.
The second video shows the landscape with the white lines, and we witnesses the tide coming up in real time, a mass of water coming towards us, and as it comes up it dissolves the salt thus erasing the lines. It doesn’t go all the way up though, leaving a left over mark as a memory and as a reminder that other tides will come.
Renata Padovan is a Brazilian artist living and working in São Paulo. Graduated with a BA degree in Social Communications from FAAP São Paulo, later followed by an MA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in London. She has participated in several artist in residency programmes, among them: 2014 GCC in Korea; 2013 JKSD, Slovenia; 2012 Arctic Circle, Norway; THAV, Taipei, Taiwan; 2009 NES, Iceland; 2008 Over the Fence, International winter workshop, Finse, Norway; 1999 The Banff Centre for the arts, Canada. Her work has been exhibited in galleries, institutions and museums in Brazil and abroad. Recent shows include (2015) Renata Padovan em diálogo com Gian Spina, Casa Nova Arte, São Paulo; Transborda – Overflow, Mostra internacional de cinema experimental e vídeo arte, Alcobaça, Portugal; Lightmovement 5, Berlim; Marker, Dubai, Emirados Árabes (2014) One day after the other, Caixa Cultural Brasilia; Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea Transborda – Mostra internacional de cinema experimental e vídeo, Alcobaça, Portugal; La Bienal del fin del Mundo, Mar del Plata, Argentina; (2013) Xingu, Kapelica Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia; (2013) Projections Programe, La Otra Bienal, Bogotá, Colombia; 13º SNAI, Itajaí, Brazil; Here we are and from here we go, Arróniz Arte Contemporáneo, Ciudad de Mexico; Refractive Distances, Centre for Curatorial Studies, School of Philosophy & Art History, University of Essex; Vaivem, Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo; (2012) Traffic Jam Taipei, Taiwan; Imagem Contato, Sesc, São Paulo (2011) Gap, Baró Galeria, São Paulo; Radio Arts Space, Cultural Center ‘Parobrod’ , Belgrad, Servia; You are here forever, Carol Jazzar Gallery, Miami; Ende Tymes Festival, Ridgewood, NY; Time flies when we have fun – Casa Triângulo, São Paulo; (2010) Traffic Jam, Matilha Cultural, São Paulo; So Pulo, Galeria Baró, São Paulo; Pocket Films, Forum des Images, Paris; Director’s Lounge, Berlim; Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France; Wonderland – actions and paradoxes, Centro Cultural São Paulo.
For complete CV please accesss: renatapadovan.me
For the complete videos: vimeo.com/110677739 and vimeo.com/110681931