[ Imagine you observe the city as choreography, as an abstraction of movement and transitory events where ephemeral objects are the result of the multiple relationships created over a surface with the possibility of constant re-imagination. ]
EPHEMERAL: (εφήμερος – ephemeros) literally “lasting only one day”. Transitory.
KINASTHESIA KINASTHESIA: (κίνησις, sation”) Etymologi- cally which function consists on tary and controlled actions)
“movement”, y αἴσθησις /aísthesis/ “senmeans sensation or movement perception regulating the balance and synergies (volunrequired to carry out any body displacement.
Ephemeral Kinasthesia is a revelation of temporal patterns; yet is part of fortuitous moments created by the superimposition of motion and stillness. It unveils a dialogue among different sensations and those transitory instants that transform and alter a system or an environment. The imaginary construct around motion is followed by the photographerâ€™s promenade, representing through the juxtaposition of active-inactive intersected scenarios where nature and urban become the foreground or background for the physical and virtual realm. Motion reveals transitory events, while the discovered ephemeral objects create places and scenes. The recognition of such events is to the human eye a kinasthetic interpretation, which is not only a perception of the object, but also an altered result of the bodyâ€™s movement through space. This effect occurring within tension and perception is what redefines the itinerancy of a city or a landscape. The ephemeral pieces become dynamic entities into a static periodic field. The photographic essay viewed from the ephemeral perspective and the interplay of the ground and foreground; is a result of the visual synoptic plane that exist not inly in the eye, but also is a condition by which the city or nature is configured once and again. The immanent differential interaction of kinetic and static defines this work as Ephemeral Kinasthesia. It is produced as an encounter of relationships within perception and physical or virtual configurations. A setting, on which the temporal and the experiential are registered on time, where material and in-material become evidence of how a natural or urban surface is always disturbed, undertaken and intruded replacing a conventional reality.
by ADRIANA CHAVEZ / HARVARD GSD / SPRING 2012 ...for the slum.