CulturalNature Arga#4 (2015) explores and questions the relationships between an intimate analogue image and an image of synthesis, a result of an algorithmic manipulation. The drawing assumes a main role in the production of these images leading, at a more concrete level, to the questioning of relationships between analogue and digital drawing. The landscape of Serra d’Arga, in the north of Portugal, and its interpretation — in this game of oppositions between analogue/digital, private/public, exploratory/expositive —, assumes itself as a cultural construction, particular and individual, of a certain piece of land where the frontiers of similarity dissolve to give place to an emotional and intern expression of the author.
The installation consists of a series of charcoal drawings that were done by direct observation of the landscape. Then an algorithm, created in processing, makes an interpretation of those drawings and generates digital drawings that are a result of that interpretation.
Author Tiago Cruz (Instituto Universitário da Maia – ISMAI); Co-Authors Fernando Faria Paulino (Instituto Universitário da Maia – ISMAI); Mirian Tavares Nogueira (Universidade do Algarve – UAlg); With the support of University Institute of Maia; Open University (Portugal); Algarve’s University
The installation was exhibited in “Arte na Leira – 2015” (Caminha, Portugal), an exhibition curated by the portuguese painter Mário Rocha, and in the XX International Bienal of Cerveira (2018).