‘An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible’, from Jordi Ferreiro
Technical development for Jordi Ferreiro’s piece “An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible”.
“An attempt to make perceptible the imperceptible” was conceived as a site-specific installation that tries to change the perception of the exhibition space. This installation is based around various currents of thought that seek to reconsider the exhibition space, from the history of art, institutional critique and education. In the center of all these currents of thought we find Frank Oppenheimer, the creator philosopher Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. Oppenheimer claims a museum distanced itself from the strict protocols in consideration of the space freed from the established codes that maintain a physical and emotional distance between the audience and the object. To do this he built a series of low-cost devices in their Exploratorium, with the public through play and participation internalize complex scientific concepts. In the center of this facility are an expository base operated with Arduino electronics. This classic display element is programmed to eject confetti in the window of doubt every 3 hours, becoming a mechanism between the absurd and the magical, which resembles Oppenheimer experiments performed at the Exploratorium. Thus during the month that the project will be exposed, confetti expelled anger accumulating and changing the landscape of the cabinet doubt, as if the project was a living organism that is related to several recurring themes Ferreiro, such as the artistic process, the autonomy of the artwork and the unexpected.
Jordi Ferreiro does not distinguish between art and education. His work is an investigation in which both disciplines are connected by way of the game and performative pedagogy, to build knowledge spaces from joy and surprise.
Exhibited in Lugar a dudas, Cali (Colombia), during Jordi Ferreiro’s exhibition at Espacio KB , Cali (Colombia), from 17th February to 5th March 2016. Text taken from the exhibition summary.