CHROMATIC STUDY FOR THE COLOR BLUE
Sept 15 – Oct 13, 2017
Espaço Camões da Livraria Sá da Costa
Praça Luís de Camões, 22, 4th floor, Lisbon
Ocupart announces the exhibition Estudo Cromático para o Azul (Chromatic Study for the Color Blue) at Livraria Sá da Costa – Espaço Camões. The show is the result of a five-year research on the different blue tones of the sky.
This hybrid project, combining scientific investigation with visual experimentation, departs from a study on the varying shades of the color of the sky when observed from heights comprised between zero and 38.000 metres above sea level. As atmosphere becomes rarefied with increasing altitude, the visible spectre of light changes and blue gets progressively darker.
Using a meteorological balloon, the artist captured photographs and videos upto 38.000 metres high. The images from this aerial trajectory were later analysed and edited by the artist. The final result, mixing photography and moving image, canbe seen until October 13, at Praça Luís de Camões, 22, 4th floor
.MÁRCIO VILELA (Recife, 1978) lives and works in Lisbon. In 2016 he graduated from the European Master of Fine Art Photography of IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) Madrid as a scholarship recipient. He has made artistic residencies in Azores (Pico do Refúgio, 2015) and Recife, Brasil (Museu de Arte Moderna Aloísio Magalhães, 2014). In 2012, the project Mono was shown at Carpe Diem – Arte e Pesquisa after a two-year residency at the contemporary art institution in Lisbon. He was shortlisted for the art prizes Descubrimientos Photoespaña 2009 and Anteciparte 2008.