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Moving Still: 1910 Avenida Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013-2015
2x HD video, 4-channel sound, 17’42’’, colour

From sunrise to sunset, image, sound and text cohabit to convey the friction of documenting place.

Whilst on the 10th floor of an apartment building in Copacabana, a tripod was set in front of the window overviewing the backyard buildings, the jungle and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. A still camera was placed on the tripod to document movements in the landscape and light transitions. A sound recorder was positioned in front of the still camera to capture the everchanging soundscape. The notes taken on the notebook describe contextual information that at times, neither the sound nor the image could frame.

Moving Still: 1910 Avenida Atlântica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was included in the exhibition ‘The Present Instant’ with Richard O’Sullivan at the Platform Arts Belfast, November 2015.

Exhibition views by Simon Mills