Vila Nova de Cerveira, 2008
60 candles, fire
Oxidized iron, 8 candles, fire
...6th Fragment. “crazy of sphinxes the horizon burns, / But I am unharmed Between flashes and edges…” In the two installations-events suggested by Hélder Folgado destruction really integrates the reation process. The starting point was the concept of interval and to explore this dimension the artist choose wax candle, and object that after being activated implies a definite temporal existence. In Dispersed Intervals he questions the pictorial space and its physical limits through four rectangular frames, wish hang on the walls of the architectural space, in a gradual intervals. The objective was to circumscribe an “apparent” pictorial space. The artist describes that insides these spaces cohabit and interact two straight line segments in combustion leaning on the plan of the wall. The marks of the fire, the presence of the frames without the expected traditional content, and also the shape repetition, wish also a characteristic of the other installation, create a poetical analogy to despair, to the self-destruction search, and to labyrinth flight that Sá-Carneiro poem so deeply conveys. This self-destruction acquires a universal dimension in the happening Coluna-vertebral (Backbone) that will take place in the opening day."
Ana Luisa Barão Exhibition´s Curator Coimbra, 28th April 2008