Ratas

video installation, 6 screens, loop, 2:40 min.
Buenos Aires, Vienna, 2008

performance: Celeste Campos, Rocio Castañeda, Josefina
Centurión, Julia de la Torre, Hernan Delu, Martin Daniel Ferreira
music: Guido Spannocchi & praq

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"A rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel. In an analogy to the modern city, many rats in a single maze run around making a lot of noise bumping into each other, but ultimately achieve nothing (meaningful) either collectively or individually."
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The performers operate on a territory of six vertically installed video screens. They use the individual displays as separate stages but also go beyond them, crossing the boundaries of the screens. In this way they fuse the digital images and the surrounding physical space.

Videoinstallation, 6 Screens, Loop, 2:40 min.
Buenos Aires, Wien, 2008

Performance: Celeste Campos, Rocio Castañeda, Josefina
Centurión, Julia de la Torre, Hernan Delu, Martin Daniel Ferreira
Musik: Guido Spannocchi & praq

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"A rat race is a term used for an endless, self-defeating or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape whilst running around a maze or in a wheel. In an analogy to the modern city, many rats in a single maze run around making a lot of noise bumping into each other, but ultimately achieve nothing (meaningful) either collectively or individually."
(from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Die Performer agieren auf einem Territorium von sechs vertikal installierten Projektionsflächen. Sie benützen die einzelnen Bild­rahmen als geschlossene Bühnen ebenso wie deren Grenzen, um diese zu überschreiten. So entsteht eine Verbindung zwischen den digitalen Bildern und dem physischen Raum, der sie umgibt.