Initital situation : Camera, tri-pod in a fixed single position facing an empty wall in urban Porto.
Through a wall-surface a building declares both its autonomy and participation in urban space. Photographs and videos of near invisible body shadows projected on the wall. In a mutual dialog they reveal a range of delicate colourful, chromatic shadows of anonymous people projected by the lights of passing cars, bus and tram. Fragments of real people`s daily life and body language are transformed by their shadows into abstract fictive narratives. Silhouettes flare up in layers, back and forward on this one empty wall like on a canvas.
What is a shadow ? And, why do shadows enchant us ? Shadows are attached to all things. All that is required to view a shadow is a little bit of light. It invites us to remember, that we exist within the realm of duality : First, our physical, visible person, blended into our everyday life, which consists of all characteristics, experiences, memories and ideals which we have. And second is our invisible, shadow person with all its unused aspects and dreams and potentials in good and bad. Shadows here symbolise our hidden, and unmanifested alter ego. In it reside all of our essential emotions through personal and outer options and choices, which we have become, not have become or yet to become in the future.
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