Feco Hamburger & Raimo Bendetti

Termografia II Modo Manual

Abstract:
“Termografia II Modo Manual” is an interactive artwork that appropriates the thermographic language to create a condition to explore a reality that eludes us. It proposes experiments among body, touch, and visual composition, stimulating the individual’s perception of power and its relation to space, as it shows the body heat and the exchanges of energy that our eyes do not perceive. A thermal camera under the wooden table at an angle of 90 degrees transmits real-time playback to a TV monitor. The sensor is balanced not to generate image while there is no handling (heat) of the human body on the table. When the body is interposed between the camera and the table, the TV monitor, before a blackboard, presents the thermographic image made up of colors assigned according to the temperature of the body / object. The wooden table, friendly to the touch, dialogues with the high-tech thermal imaging of tactile perception and imagery so far from the daily interpretation. It becomes a multi-touch table, from the real-time thermographic representation of its own image. The condition is given for the public to explore the thermal exchanges among the body, the bench, and other eventual objects, also relating traces of the relationship and supposedly different times of the meetings. Through the thermal images of their movement, the public is the subject, the work and the viewer.

Biography:
Feco Hamburger A photographer and visual artist, held the exhibitions Noites em Claro (2005, Pinacoteca do Estado) and Sobre a Permanência (2009, CCJ); in 2010, the spectacle Termografia da Multidão (Paraty, Flip) and the video installation Termografia II Modo Manual (Cinemateca Brasileira, with Raimo Benedetti); in 2011, presented the video installation Neutrino at SESC Belenzinho. Raimo Benedetti A video artist for 10 years, he studied Film and Video in the Arts and Communications School at USP; won a scholarship to the contemporary art center Arteleku (San Sebastián, Spain); was a nominee for the Sergio Motta Award in 2009; and won the Rumos Itaú Cultural Cinema and Video Award in 2009.