“Anchorage of time” is a project based on two main points: relation public / private and memory. For the exploration of the first point I chose the windows as these are par excellence the frontier between these two legacies.

The intervention took place at an abandoned home that still maintained traces of its habitable state. The house where the action took place kept besides the objects a vast set of images / photographies that once belonged to the family that lived there. Those photographies were bearers of the inheritance of time, as they looked aged and partially destroyed, holding therefore a narrative-mark which had been attributed in a random way and in spite of being an integrant part of the image it is something that misrepresents the initial sense of the pure images. Among the enormous legacy found were chosen those which better served the purpose, from where were taken away fragments of face and scenery. Those were so much enlarged that some ended up loosing their initial significant.

It was established one single sequence of presentation of images, being the referred sequence projected on three superior windows of the front of the house simultaneously. In spite of the projected sequence being the same on the three windows, they were started with two seconds of difference between each one of them. The result ended up to be of a disordered language where randomness took care of the project. This developed itself in a natural and flowed way, where the apparent rigidity and initial redundancy was progressively giving up place to a random one. The projection was done from the private space (inside the house) to the public space (street), being also of this sarcastic dualism that the project lives. The project should be seen from the outside, as it deals with an intervention inside out.

The project accomplishment occurred in an abandoned house, because this is a real problem of the portuense society, therefore exists an enormous amount of abandoned houses in the Porto that had a very rich architecture, and the discard of them and the absence of movement to turn these places more dynamics represent almost an criminal act.

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