Sparse Intervals
4 / 8, 2008<br>
 Oxidized iron, 8 candles, fire<br>
150x40x15cm
Sparse Intervals I, 2008
Oxidized iron, 35 candles, fire
Several dimensions
happening
4 / 8, 2008<br>
 Oxidized iron, 8 candles, fire<br>
150x40x15cm
Sparse Intervals II, 2008
Installation-happening
80 candles in paraffin, galvanized wire, fire, canvas
several dimensions
happening
"The candle is the result of a long perfectionism process that the specificity of fire offered. One of the first references to this object is linked with Egypt, dated from 3.000 b.C; it had a shell shape. Generically it was produced from animal grease, while its wick was made out of vegetable fibres.
The candle, beyond its functional tool with actual objectives, embodied from early times a mystical dimension, the result from man’s fascination in fire since the beginning of manhood allowing it to bond, throughout the timeline, to diverse symbolic meanings that vary in accordance with the religion, culture, country and personal beliefs.
Considering these diverse symbolic features, where the candle is usually found, embedded, it was intended to detach from the established assumptions of this sculptural practice, any symbolic dimension related to religious beliefs and their intrinsic rituals. The candle is considered, just like the dictionary describes it, as a cylindrical object made out of wax or other greasy and combustible substance with a wick running in its axis through the entire height that is meant to produce light."

in, Hélder Folgado, “As Estruturas do Imprivisível a Partir de um Centro de Projecção”, (The Structures of the Umpredictable from a Centre or Projection) Fundo Documental da FBAUP, (Documental Fund of EBAUP) 2009



 

Sparse Intervals II | Stop Motion | 41´

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