The 6th Printing Biennial of Douro in
These year the VirtualFoundation V/5,
in continuation of previous work, participates in these Printing
Biennial with two interventions of distinct levels that are united
in the dialogic relationship between the real space and the
In the first instance, the Printing
Biennial of Douro_2012 discloses in the SecondLife ( Angel Isles,
170,92,13) several works of printmaking artists who participate
in this present biennial.
This participation of the Biennial
on virtual spaces, takes two appointments that, briefly, we can
define as an immediate objective the dissemination of this event
on digital platforms forming new audiences and fostering a
necessary continued action of cultural decentralization.
As a second commitment we have the
artistic questioning, getting new questions about the
delineating boundaries of the validation of space and art object.
In this context, it reinforces the idea of the work as
reprodution and multifile, as previously discussed by the
technical possibility of photography, but this broad debate on
the aura of the work of art and the artistic praxis, we propose
the possibility of the work of
art as a dematerialized presence.
Thus, apart from putting in same
action classifications as engraving, photography and digital
file, we add the validation, not only of the dematerialiation of
the work but also of the artistic experience, since, beyond the
first level of the
dematerialization of the work we include a second degree which
refers to the dematerialization of the experience.
In second field of action of the
VirtualFoundation V/5, we continue the Project Public Gallery
for Digital Arts ( which had its beginning in 2005) through the
colaboration of the artists Hiroki Satake (Japan)., Marta
Zabloska ( Poland ) and António Dantas ( Portugal).
Once again,we promote the exchange
of artists and artistic works through their participation at the
distance, in a real symbiosis between the real and the virtual
space. These Works with visibility in the virtual space (SecondLife) and
in the public space ( outdoor) face similar challenges in these
two records, on one hand (and once again) the possibility of
multiple (copy) ans, on the other hand, the confrontation with
an undifferentiated audience, since they are unprotected from
the museum frame.The challenge to artists, by strategies with
this ( mis) struture, presents itself as a reflexive jump
without net, opened to social inclemencies. However, this
dilution of the work of art in the urban landscape provides a
renewed and increased sharing of the sensitive.
Conjoint reflection by Silvestre
Pestana and Celeste Cerqueira