Summer Delight

Summer Delight is a multimedia installation that dialogues with concepts of time, space, storytelling and randomness through still and moving images and sounds. Six flat screens display, in arbitrary order, a series of images at random time lapses. The text is divided in 16 pieces that are randomly narrated, through the central 5.1 channels sound system, interposed with moments of silence. Other four stereo sound systems are disposed in the same occupied space, playing the background sounds (internal and external), creating an immersive atmosphere for the narrative.

You can see here a linear video version of the installation and also the still frames and the text.

Summer Delight foi concebido como uma instalação multimídia de imersão, onde o diálogo entre tempo, espaço, movimento e aleatoriedade acentuam a experiência narrativa do espectador. Adaptado do conto “Don and Dean’s Summer Delight”, de Maria Bitarello, este trabalho pretende explorar os limites entre a narrativa literária e sua representação audiovisual. Em uma sala escura 6 telas planas dispostas na sala mostram, em ordem aleatória, uma serie de imagens de duração variada. O texto foi editado em 16 partes independentes que são narradas de forma randômicas através de um sistema de som central 5.1, intercalados com momentos de silencia. Outros 4 sistemas de som estéreo são instalados no mesmo espaço, tocando os sons ambientes e criando assim uma atmosfera imersiva para a narrativa.

O vídeo linear apresentado aqui é um dos desdobramentos desta pesquisa que busca as relações entre texto e imagem.

Project: Vinicius Berger
Story and Narration: Maria Bitarello
Assistant: Fábio Nascimento

2 thoughts on “Summer Delight

  1. Hi Maria,

    I experienced Summer Delight today, in an enhanced way. While I was appreciating the sight and sound and words of your work, my local ambient also came into play. You know the scene – the neighborhood sounds, smells, heat, sunlight, and sky of Avenida Barão do Rio Branco in Juiz de Fora, near ponto 8 – all of this pervading the already rich experience you managed to capture. I felt as if on a voyage in some ultra-multi-media space. Not to mention my own reflection appearing on my computer screen, superimposed. Way cool. Parabens Ma!

    Beijos,
    Joe

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