In the beginning was the Screen.
Material surface able to welcome and retell thousands of manifestations of individuals’ subjectivity along the times, their fragmentations of the world manifested since paintings in caves, to pictures exhibited, books written, comics drawn, movies projected, until televisions turned on, computers connected, throughout graffitis on the buildings or the omnipresent modern smartphones.
Everything is Screen.
Is on the multiple and unique existence of this mean of enjoyment and comprehension of reality that our uneasinesses sleep - under the shape of research and realizations.
But what connects so many arts and different media in the big concept of Screen? What thread puts together a video clip, a comic book, a Dali’s painting and a Victor Hugo’s novel? What’s the limit between us and some many screens? After all, if everything is screen, so are we? Since our sight frames and filters a piece of the world too. It seems to us, then, that there’s no enough space to project so many concerns!
Therefore, we head to the globalized world, in which we live constantly confronted by electronic screens. In their massification, the Electronic Screen seems to have subdued all the others, embodying them. We can read any book in our computers and see the biggest Renaissance works in our mobiles.
There was, indeed, an improvement of the screen.
But what has changed inside it? What tele-directions does the screen demand to literature, to visual arts and - why not? - to the electronic manifestations themselves?
That’s what we look for. Finding the uninterrupted narratives, hidden under several screens, but that always remain as narratives: the act of telling something.
And telling something about any thing, tells something about us. Project thyself, as philosophy would say.
Through the screen we try to understand ourselves.
Be welcomed to be part of this screen too.