© 2011 Rita Sá

Fractions Of a Room

“Fractions of a Room explores the spatial travesty which takes place in a house at the moment when the owners are moving. The constant mutation of the owners or the inhabitants of the house directly correspond to the inevitable mutations of the space’s identity. The artist carried out research on the room in which her work is now housed, registering the irregularities of the surfaces, the infiltrations, the stains on the floor, and dissecting what this evidence may reveal. In the artist’s work, the room is transformed into a stage, and the scenes, in which the daily tasks of what Erving Goffman calls social roles unfold, are constantly created and altered. And so, walls are painted-another gesture of sedimentation- furniture is changed, lighting is altered, new wallpaper is glued to the wall. In each exhibition, there is an attempt to erase the previous traces, to create a new spatial, and more importantly to introduce spaces of thinking”.

Luísa Especial

  • 2008, video installation
  • Sound Composition: Joana Sá