This was the second edition of Expressed Impressions and the literary interpretation aspect continued to be the main aim of the project, this year honored to the writer Sophia de Melo Breyner.
More and more literary universes are crossing the questions of technology. Hence the Sophia Sophia project by Sara Orsi is pertinent because it explores this contemporary debate. Not being placed on the margins of very intimate processes, using the techniques of programming and web manipulation, the artist allows the works of Sophia de Melo Breyner to be rediscovered on a provocative experience of new resonances. However, this is not a work that collides with the author’s poetry, on the contrary, it meets its work, and disposes, in a subtle way, a new time, a new meaning, a meticulous construction from the chance of a technological programming language that is more complex and imperceptible to the public.
From what is visible – the painting of stretches on the floor of the ramp of the Gardens of the Palácio de Cristal -, the experience begins. It is therefore part of the fabric of the place and, through technology, with the use of the smartphone, it passes into the background where the degree of human interference occurs. This relationship, which explores and merges the body, space and literature, questions the public about the creation of the new from Sophia de Melo Breyner.
The endless trips through the use of the APP do not reproduce the work of poetry, which in 2017 is the theme of the Porto Book Fair, but uses technology as a system that starts from the human hand and creates new compositions, new combinations, new ways of looking, new ways of understanding, new relationships with the park, new ways of celebrating.