Presentation of the artist and her works: 27th November 2009 at 3pm
Studio 8 Gallery, at Soteska 8, Ljubljana
Produkcija: KUD Mreža / Galerija Alkatraz
V sodelovanju z: Galerijo Studio 8
The artistic instalation The Pool by Camila Rocha wants to create a special environment that creates a feeling of beeing inside of a pool in a spectator. Water tank is a different world from the one we are used to and it offers new perspectives of the body's movements in different circumstances. The water creates unfamiliar realities of the body, we can experiment with another physicality inside it. The body becomes the light against all that density of the water.
The pool represents a place of the rest, relaxation and fun. The authoress wants to stop the time of an already very slow and leisurely happening and compare that moment to the hustle and bustle of Istambul. With a strange performance, as she reffers to it, of a dressed actress with an oldfashioned swimming hat she had susspended the moment in which the actress is located. Therefore, simultaneously, she had put passers-by, trapped in the rhythm of their daily routines, unavare of the unusual situation, in the same time. The artist had drawn nearer two realities, set them on a display and made an comparison between them.
Cooperators of the project: Filiz Sizanli (performance), Cengiz Tanz (camera) and Murat Opus (sound).