Medusa – work in progress, is an ongoing piece originally based on a documentary photography tradition. The initial version of was publicly screened in September 2010 with the tittle Who’s a jellyfish in multimedia format. The piece participated in a London presentation of the ASA Collective. In this initial version of the work started out from the concept of a Jellyfish/Medusa, that of following sea currents and only capable of nourishing itself from what is contacts during its meanderings/wanderings.
Thus “Medusa – work in progress” has gradually grown, evolved, into the present idea of a work in progress. It is therefore frequently re-visited, re-arranged, re-edited and updated. This frequency, this freedom, of change is rooted in the virtual nature of the work – i.e. a multimedia projection. This constant and gradual metamorphosis re-emerged in 2015 in the Citizenship Congress at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, with the tittle Alforreca no Charco (“Jellyfish in the pool”), where the following keywords where presented (translation follows):
al-hurraiqa (arab), art, primordial soup, pool, stagnated, photography, jelly, gorgon, medusa, ripples, waves, petrification, puddle, break, surface, tectonic, tension, vortex.
The Medusa – work in progress” screening also included work by Rogério Paulo Silva and Henrique Vieira Ribeiro. Presented here is a group of images that set the base for the work/project. The multimedia production of the work has had wonderful support from Armando Ribeiro and The Chroniclers.
Links: Faculty of Fine Arts Lisbon (Pt).