Art for the Sighted - KM 9 Route 68 | Santiago de Chile, Chile.
(Collaboration project with video artist Isabel Garcia)
The project "Art for the Sighted - KM 9 Route 68" is based on the subject of visual perception.
Utilizing architectural elements, it poses a game of perceptual relationships between the territory and the ones that function within it.
The project is based on its location, in the work relationship to the place, meaning on the combination of the landscape and the way that spectators who arrive at the International airport Arturo Merino Benitz in Santiago, Chile perceive it.
The installation is placed along the highway and seen at high speed from the connector, from cars arriving or departing the city.
The images take into consideration the traffic factor, this is to say that a timeless image that can be grasped with in an unspecified time frame. The base of the project is the simultaneous presentation of "image and reality" generating in the spectator a reflection between the "image and the imaginary".
This installation is a triptych composed of:
- 2 advertising billboards of 12 meters wide by 4 meters tall each with 4 photographic images.
On the first prism billboard are three images of the real landscape portraying the construction of the Straw House taken from the perspective of the car driver's observation. This image of the landscape with the house continues changing. On each of the images of the prism, the house becomes smaller, giving a feeling of distance, of zoom. In the second billboard with a fixed image of the same landscape where the Straw House is located but with the house itself not there.
- 1 Volume (Straw House)
The volume of it is 1600 cubic meters, 140 square meters and it took 5000 bails to build it.
In the real landscape there is an accumulation of hay bails in the shape of a house, a rectangle and in addition a triangle measuring over 20 meters long by 12 meters high by 7 meters wide, that imitates the landscape where it is located.
The installation was made with the city limits of Santiago, Chile, as you arrive or depart from the International Antonio Merino Benitez airport and at the exit of the city where San Pablo Pudahuel crosses.
The proposal is based on and explores the perception, understanding and association of reality.
It warns the public about what they are about to see, utilizing publicity devices to inform the spectator of the real image coming up, which is there in reality.