1. Measure of Dispersion
series / public art

2. Measure of Dispersion
series / sculptures

3. Measure of Dispersion
series / wall sculptures

4. Ascension
series / legos

5. Martyrdom
series / legos
6. Displaced
series / sculpture

7. Intersected
series / sculpture

8. Contortionist
series / sculpture

9. Harlem Turrell
series / photography

10. Oedipus Eyes
series / photography

12. Collision Collusion
video, painting

13. Icarus

14. Perceptible
series / sculpture

Gustavo Prado


Perceptible 4
_ Metal, Fabric, Light Bulbs
20 x 20 x 20'
Rio de Janeiro, June 2003

This installation pays homage to Hélio Oiticica’s series “Relevos Espacias”, by crossing its forms comprised of folding planes painted in solid colors with projected light from both the gallery, and from the cube structure that surrounds the lifted relief and from which it hangs. The cube is the same used in “Perceptible 1” but at this time two of its walls are open, and in its floor there are 16 red lamps pouring light from bellow. The lamps seem to lift the volume above with the mere force of their light.

The whole structure is placed in a larger gallery and allows the spectators to walk around it, revealing another aspect of a structure that cannot be easily understood from either one side; and that struggles against the grounded static cube trying to give it a movement and direction. This work was installed for the exhibition “Projéteis de Arte Contemporânea” at Funarte (National Foundation for the Arts) in Rio de Janeiro, in June of 2003.

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