Del Pilar Sallum
Del Pilar Sallum goes on with her proposal of integrating in one single work, the impressions of and in her body. This time, besides proposing rellections of the landscape of time, she emphazises questions related to the silence.
Her actual project of work underlines the coherence between intention and action, but keeps the redundant ans obvious away.
She takes profit from the environment that she occupies, keeping away from parody and sentimentalism, keeping in mind thast her work is primarily in the path of art and that it will only be understood while connected to her internal experience.
It is in a conscious way that she presents few objects with the purpose of building empitiness and silence. With them, she makes time concrete, letting the observer only notice the passageway of his oen route, in a niche in which crystalized past and present stop the action of the watch.
She imprisons the past in present; the present time of surpassed action is kept in the light box with the image of marked hands by the rolled metallic thread and by the objects determined by the encapsulation of the hands in the same metallic threads. Some are clues to others and they keep vague relation of identity among themselves.
Her objects are frozen witness of far away actions and of mute pain. They try to overcome their existences assuming roles of eloquent marks, for it is in the empitiness that the presence manifests itself and in the silence that the interior voice sounds.
Maria Izabel Branco Ribeiro