Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, presents at maat "Prisma", a proposal relying solely on video.
“Prisma” is an exhibition that consists of a number of images of everyday life in nine major cities: Beijing, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Macao, Mexico City, Paris and Shanghai, where the artist has carried out, over the last few years, important public art works.
This large-scale installation, comprising slow-motion footage projected on screens that transform the museum into a veritable urban labyrinth, affords the visitor a truly immersive experience, in a construction that manipulates and distorts the effects of space, scale and light.
Developed in a global context, prior to the pandemic crisis, the installation involves us in banal environments where the individuality of each city, along with the identity of its inhabitants, is lost. However, by roaming these anonymous spaces, visitors are given the chance to recover autonomy through a critical distancing that results in an exercise of contemplation, introspection and reflection on a recent past that seems, after all, so far away.
Wed – Mon 11am – 7pm
MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Av. Brasília, Belém, Lisboa