Algeria – Part V – mountains movement

Lara Portela
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24.03.2022

Algéria is an artistic and academic endeavour linked to archives and memory, seeking to rethink issues and practices in the virtualization of the worktable, the separation between performer and audience, and the possibilities of reading images and objects. The project starts with a collection of photographs from Algeria, dating from the 90s that belonged to an archivist and geologist, and seeks to develop into a landscape-travel narrative.

mountains movement is the fifth and last chapter of Algeria, but exists also as an independent object. Three live streaming videos available on youtube are used in real time composition to explore the combination of the moving images – the edited sequence creates a non-existing-place. mountains movement works also as a looping video-installation, where a journey seems to end, or start.

Print screen from screen-performance Algeria (version 2). Lara Portela, 2021.
Algeria #1. Oil painting on photography (digital print). Lara Portela, 2021 Painting over an image from Klaus Wolfermann
collection of slides from Algeria.

This contribution is published in the framework of the Whole Life Academy.

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