Incógnito (2007) a videopoem that consists in a virtual journey inside the root of the word "cognito". The subjective camera travels along the letters, which are arranged in three-dimensional space, without ever revealing them completely. Through this visual walk, planes and superpositions of layers appear to the viewer.
In a similar manner, the sound is a journey inside the interior spaces of the spoken word, through the "corners" and superpositions of sounds, without allowing the complete word to be recognized.
This work was presented at the exhibitions Palavras sem fronteiras: mídias convergentes, at the Academia Brasileira de Letras (Rio de Janeiro, 2007, curated by Alberto Saraiva), Cópias Ilimitadas, at NOEMA/Galeria Vermelho - Second Life (São Paulo, 2007, curated by Giselle Beiguelman), and Braaaasiiiil: Cine, video, performance, concierto, at Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2008).
One of the frames in the video (which runs at 24 frames/second) contains the word "cógnito" in the bottom, which can´t be read in normal speed (it is necessary to freeze the frame), but is subliminally perceivedd by the brain. That is the only moment in which the word "cognito" is formally presented in writing, but not visually legible.
This work is about the different possible ways to interpret the world and perception itself.
LAURENTIZ, Sílvia; PRADO, Gilbertto. “Uma leitura poética de ambientes virtuais multiusuário” (em co-autoria com Silvia Laurentiz) in Ars, Revista do Departamento de Artes Plásticas, ECA/USP, ano 2, n°3, São Paulo, 2004, pp. 22- 35.