Launch of Gradations of Time Over a Plane / Saturday 30 June, 6.30 – 9pm
Rowing Projects is pleased to present the launch of ‘Gradations of Time Over a Plane’, a publication on the open-ended project by the artists Mariana Caló & Francisco Queimadela.
This event is associated with ‘Chart for the Coming Times’, a video installation developed during Caló and Queimadela’s residency at Gasworks supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, currently on display at Rowing Projects.
The launch will include a projection of a selection of video chapters from ‘Gradations of Time Over a Plane,’ alongside a short presentation of their new publication. This book has been designed by Rui Silva and includes texts by Coline Milliard and Filipa Ramos.
Working with video, film, photography, painting, illustration and sculpture, the Portuguese artist duo Mariana Caló and Francisco Queimadela has been developing ‘Gradations of Time over a Plane’ since March 2010, exploring different notions and personal conceptions of the experience of time in relation to particular locations or situations. This open-ended work is being constituted in chapters, which correspond to reflections and articulations from the experience given by the field work and the various material collected during those moments, combined with extensive studying and research of various popular, scientific, philosophical and artistic perspectives on the relation between man and the passing of time. The chapters exist in various formats (HD video, Super 8mm, symbolical illustrations, photo-collages, drawing and installation), are non-sequential and are either presented individually or connected in the exhibition space as a whole, creating an immersive circular narrative, seeking to involve the viewer as a free interpreter of the visual experience.