/ Dialogs
29 July, 2005

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From September 15 to October 30 2005, at the Fabrica Features space in Lisbon, Fabrica will present Dialogs, a multimedia installation that analyzes relationships and communication between people, using different points of view.

Dialogs, already presented at the Kunstmuseum, Basel, in January 2005, will be one of the “tangential” events of Experimentadesign 2005, the international biennial on creativity and design culture that will be held in Lisbon from September 15 to October 30 2005.

In keeping with the theme of this year’s biennial, The Medium is the Matter, Dialogs represents a hypothetical conversation between a man and a woman inside a museum. The two people talk about the form and meaning of an abstract painting, without understanding the motivations of the other person and consequently reach a common feeling.

Each participant’s point of view is represented by a luminous display composed of a series of interlocking, fragmented panels that explode within the space dilating perspective.
To understand the two different points of view, visitors must position themselves in a precise point in front of the display, whose panels are composed of consecutive letters and therefore words and phrases that express the opinion of the character.
Every display is also connected to an audio system that exaggerates the characteristics of distortion and incomprehension of the dialog between the couple.

Dialogs is a project created by Francesco Meneghini, in collaboration with Swiss audio designer Ramon De Marco and Portuguese designer Pedro Ferreira, both of whom have been Fabrica researchers. The text of the conversation between the two characters is by Leonora Sartori from Fabrica’s creative writing department.

Fabrica Features is a meeting place, part of a network that begins in Treviso – where Fabrica is situated – and crosses the globe. It acts as a medium for a culture made no longer and not only of books, but also of meetings, glances, traditions and feelings. Fabrica Features is a multiethnic, multimedia and multifunctional space where concerts, video projections, artists’ performances, conferences, personal exhibitions and workshops, become important opportunities for meeting and exchange.

September 15 – October 30, 2005
Opening: Thursday, September 15 at 18:00

Fabrica Features
Rua Garret, 83
4th floor, 1200-203 Lisbon


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