Working with film, photography, illustration and sculpture, Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela have since March 2010 been developing an ongoing project entitled “Gradations of Time over a Plane”. Made up of non-sequential chapters, sitting independently from each other, but connecting in the context of the exhibition, these works explore different notions of time in relation to man and the land. Forming relationships with and then filming in various locations within remote regions in the north of Portugal, the Netherlands and in the city of Berlin, the artists seek to capture what they see as the temporal essence of different landscapes- certain visual and sensitive elements specific to each location. This field work is accompanied by extensive research into various popular, scientific and artistic perspectives on the relation between Man and the passing of time, de-constructing the documentation through the use of text, sound and elements of drawing and painting. The resulting works take the form of immersive installations that although constitute personal perspectives, seek to involve the viewer in the ongoing work, as free interpreters of the visual experience.
During their residency, Caló & Queimadela are continuing to research and develop the project, exploring the characteristics of locations in the UK, that might contribute to the project going forward.
In London, the artists have been developing two new chapters for “Gradations of Time over a Plane”. The first chapter, “Drifts and Derivations”, will premier at Gasworks during a temporary installation from 27 April 2012 until 29 April 2012. The second chapter will be shown at the Rowing Project Space from 22 June 2012 onwards. See the Rowing Project Space website for further details.
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Hailing originally from Viana do Castelo and Coimbra respectively, Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela live and work in Berlin. Their residency is supported by The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela have been exhibiting as a collective since 2008. Previous solo exhibitions include The Springs of the Flood (Chapter of Gradations of Time), Matador Projekt Raum, Berlin (2011), Gradations of Time over a Plane II & III, General Public, Berlin & Casa das Artes da Fundação Bissaya Barreto, Coimbra respectively (2011). Previous group exhibitions include Autofocus at General Public, Berlin (2011).