Acaso30 (2005) is an interactive installation in memory of those killed in the massacre that took place in the Queimados neighborhood of the coastal area of the State of Rio de Janeiro sometime between a Thursday night and dawn that Friday, in March 2005 where 30 people were eliminated.
The installation is set up in a half-open space, as if it were a town square, where there could be a lot of people moving around, but that is not well-lit. In the center of the space there is a large heavy totally handmade blue rug, like those made by prisoners' wives. The series of images as well as the spots onto which they are projected occur in a random way. Once a person steps onto the rug two things happen: an image of a nude body is projected onto the ground and a strong wind is created by a fan from a wall facing the spectator. The only noise is that of the wind from the fan which creates tension and instability. As for the images, from the moment that they are projected onto a given spot tension zones are generated tension with the result that the actions of the bodies react when the spectators get closer and when they move away. When the spectators reach the bodies the situation becomes irreversible with the death of the characters and the disappearance of the images. An interval without any projections or actions follows.
This work was presented in the Mostra Cinético Digital show, at Itaú Cultural, as well as nominated at Canariamediafest06 - 12º Festival Internacional de Artes e Culturas Digitales de Gran Canária in Spain, 2006.
PRADO, Gilbertto. “ Acaso30 e Cozinheiro das Almas: 2 projetos recentes, in Anais do 15 º Encontro Nacional da Anpap – Arte: limites e contaminações, pp. 518 - 523, vol1, Unifacs/Anpap, Salvador, 2007
PRADO, Gilbertto. "Acaso30 and Cozinheiro das Almas:two recent projects " resumo expandido nos anais do "Artemidia IX: Phenomenology of New Tech Arts", (org. Mario Costa e Vittorio Cafagna), University of Salerno, Department of Philosophy, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Salerno, Italia, 2005, pp. 39-41.