Videoinsight® Magazine 2016|2
Artist Residence | Videoinsight® Prize | 2016| Eduardo Duaia
Videoinsight® Foundation – created by Rebecca Russo, collector, philanthropist and patron of the Arts – promotes and supports Contemporary Art.
Videoinsight® Foundation activates since 2016 the ‘Artist’s Residence’ Program. The artists, carefully selected, will be invited to create works inspired by Videoinsight® Concept. The exchange, the aesthetic experimentation in a different cultural environment, the encounter with other Artists and professionals and the inevitable and innovative inspiring thrust represent creative and growth opportunities for the chosen Artists and the Foundation itself.
The Videoinsight® Foundation has focused its attention on Latin America for a long time: Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Venezuela, Panama, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Cuba. Through the attentive gaze and the insights of Rebecca Russo, the Foundation has already supported emerging and famous artists: Ivan Argote, Regina José Galindo, Jhafis Quintero, Maria José Arjona, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Alejandro Valenzuela.
Eduardo Duaia, Brazilian artist living in Rio de Janeiro, has been awarded with the ARTIST RESIDENCE 2016 Prize. The Artist will work in Italy in May. The Foundation will dedicate to Eduardo Duaia a solo Exhibition in 2016 entitled ‘Renascence’.
The aesthetic practice of Eduardo Duaia begins with a heartfelt reflection on the idea of rebirth. The images captured by the artist, strictly produced without the use of digital tricks, stand out in an intermediate space, conceptually equidistant from the realistic representation, from symbolism of dream matrixes and metaphysics. Their language is perceptual: a logic of feeling that seems to communicate through a delicate and suffused plastic style. Forms are light and airy. However, they are still preserving a monumental aura, a sign of willpower which they can contain or collect. Here, we can glimpse backlit buildings of the past, collapsed for a new creation of the universe
The work ‘Renascence’ – photo and video selected by Rebecca Russo for Videoinsight® Collection – paradoxically represents a horizon in the foreground: a hovering and candid egg on a soft cloud. Reality or staging, it doesn’t matter: a real construction of meaning by the artist arranged to communicate a sweet premonition, all to be performed.
Eduardo Duaia Renascence 2016 Videoinsight® Collection
The negative and distressing aspects of daily existence find expression through a recovered equilibrium of the composition. This is the case of ‘Fear’, which significantly indicates the experience of anguish about the future, exorcises any panic showing a crumpled blank page: it’ a releasing sculpture because of its tautological . Our fear is enclosed in what we haven’t written or that we trashed, just because of our insecurity in the relationship with the Other.
Eduardo Duaia Fear 2016 Videoinsight® Collection
The beauty, as all truth, is enclosed in a corolla. This flower reveals a fruit, crystal-clear and without filters: true power of nature. In “Beauty”, we can find a floral mystery and an unexpected biological miracle of anthropomorphic kind.
Eduardo Duaia Beauty 2015 Videoinsight® Collection
In ‘Resistance’, what remains of the world building is an ideation and insight of human manufactures. Demolished beams are still supporting our dreams, resisting in our imagination in order to support the structure of the our next impulse: the wing for an ever-possible flight.
Eduardo Duaia Resistance 2015 Videoinsight® Collection
In ‘Smoke gets in your eyes’, ‘I belong to you’ and in the series ‘Body’, the author himself becomes an actor-performer and, at the same time, the subject of his creations. Subjected to the image, the photographer has thrown them away, choosing to be imprisoned. Intended as vice or passion, as captivity or freedom of his own action, the body is explored in all its linguistic limitations, so that the artist can define a discipline: proper self-expression in the acquiree are comfortable with their gestures and postures.
Eduardo Duaia Smoke get in your eyes 2016 Videoinsight® Collection
Eduardo Duaia Body I 2016 Videoinsight® Collection
Eduardo Duaia Body II 2016 Videoinsight® Collection
Which is the path that can lead us to the exploration of our senses?
It uphill climbs on the side of a steep hill. The staircase was built centuries ago by the giants who preceded us. We need to pull a chain to hold on. It’s still a discovery, as in ‘Conquest’: the sincere admission and the consequent liberation from slavery in front of our customs.
Eduardo Duaia walks on this path, it retraces ritually, tramples shadows, ancient steps of millennia. At times, filming their own photographs with a fixed camera to create short insightful videos. In addition to continually emancipate their eye and himself, the artist want to give the same opportunity to images so that they find the escape route that their creator was able to enjoy and explore!
Eduardo Duaia Conquest 2016 Videoinsight® Collection