Joao Cristovão Leitão
João Pedro Fonseca
Sound design: Manuel Guimarães
Inserted in the program Temps d'Image in the gallery Appleton Square, Lisbon
Interactive Audiovisual piece
The phenomenon of image replication has been growing with the evolution of technologies and, in parallel, with "selfies", social networks and live-streamings. The excessive obsession with our own image is amplified. We seek in these registers a reflection of the invisible, a reflection that belongs only to an idealisation of the self: to the fictions conceived by our gaze - projected upon ourselves - that objectifies us, which makes us run after a distant imaginary and which is a phenomenon the result of a spontaneous relationship with the social environment. The "(3)" installation thus appears not as a space or a place where all these inevitable, accelerated and disposable fictions can multiply, expand and dissolve, but rather as an immersive and imaginary landscape, which is wanted infinitely and extensively , and through which the spectator is forced to confront an image of himself, which in turn contemplates him. "(3) is the inner shadow of the beholder; it is the depth of things that are to exist and have no place in the world.