Muriel Paraboni is a multimedia artist. Having studied visual arts and cinema, with a master’s degree in the field of Art and Technology, his production is marked by hybridism and language experimentation, involving elements of narrative, poetry and abstraction with existential themes and relations with the history of art and philosophy. With a strong visual emphasis, his work explores time, space and meaning in a variety of supports, such as painting, object, photography, installation, video and cinema, which are often combined in environmental and sensory proposals. He participated in more than 60 exhibitions, between individual and collective in various parts of the world since 2010. His films and videos have been shown in festivals, museums and galleries in more than 20 countries, such as the United States, England, France, Italy, Germany , Austria, Sweden and Portugal, receiving several awards. He is currently a resident artist at the Via Farini Cultural Center in Milan, Italy.
Beyond Sítio | Online Solo Exhibition – O Sítio Art and Technology – Florianopolis, Brazil – May 2020
The Wake Up! Memorial – Corona! Shuit Down?
video title: Lumens, 2020, 5:00
Inspired by the abstract paintings of Mondrian, Rothko and Barnett Newmann, ‘Lumens’ explores sensorial atmospheres through color and form. Combining fragments of images and climatic fields, the work unfolds space and time based on an experience with rhythms and repetitions, where everything that returns always returns differently.
The work was originally conceived as a multi-channel video installation called ‘Luminescences’. The title refers to the work of poet Arthur Rimbaud, at its time conceived under a strong impression of the visual rhythms of modern art and technologies, also enunciating jazz and the poetic writing. Such environmental conception shapes the work as a kind of abstract landscape, which is enhanced here in the form of video art.
The video gets rid of the word and the external realistic and cultural references that made up the original video installation, in order to become a landscape itself. Abstraction refers the senses to forms and rhythms, to the structure of the work as a piece of experiment and visual language, image and sound as analogous to thought and perception.