By Silvia Rivas, 2000
The matter in which time is incarnated, the vacuum where it is cancelled.
The duration as a lifetime and the instant in which everything changes; the time as scenario. These are the themes that hover over these installations.
The image of the sea is the symbol of time: its substance flows, but enhances a rhythm of instants in an unrepeatable manner. In the same manner as time, it leaves marks and at the same time erases other past ones.
Matter of time. A sequence of projections that include other sequences, (water falling permanently, succession of arcs), this sequence is interfered by a simple form, (circle), plane or hole, the important is the density. In the territory of this form the time is another one, there is no succession but presence.
Passage and urgency. There is an action in which the urgency is perceived, this marks a subjective quality of time. A fragment of traveled distance, a fragment that exhausts, marks this time. The action superposes the dispassionate passage, the regularity of the series, a flow in unlimited time and space.
Instant of pain. The liquid flows (blood), as life, constant, indifferent in time. An instant produces change; in that moment the circumstance and the angle of perception are others. The idea is that the projection invades space.
Rain. The minimum measurement of the instant and its significance, in relation to what flows, where the instants are lost or included.
Foreign shape. In this case the shape interferes a passage. A fact that is beyond the circumstances.
Waiting. Qualities of time add on like layers. This are the qualities for a given.
Situation: the waiting.
A passive action interfered by mechanical gestures, a lapse of time that does not
Develop in facts, a movement like a pastime and backwards the violent coming and going of a waterfall is the image of the subjective perception of that waiting time.
Infinite Resource. A fragment of time traveled marks a limit in time, a measurable distance, a duration. The accent is in the subjective quality of time whereto he mainstream measurement is abolished. Distances are stretched or compressed and an instant becomes an entity, like a point of inflection, minimum instance from which everything changes, it simply merges in the regularity of the series. On another level, the dispassionate passage of time, a flow of limitless time and space, a flow, which is tinged but not disturbed.