16mm film installation / 3 x 16mm projectors, loop system, filmed, hand processed and laser printed film.
Adriana Vila Guevara and Britt Al-bulsultan
Platform Gallery (Vaasa-Finland 2020)
“Remote Sensing” started as a dialog, surrendered to a physical distance. The relation in between an intimate interior and an inquiring exterior, subjected to a crystalized limitation (private and public), and what its apparent simplicity can reveal.
The beginning of a creative collaboration in between artists and filmmakers Britt Al-bulsultan (Overmalax-Finland) and Adriana Vila Guevara (Barcelona-Spain), exploring ways to sense what is reflected at far.
Under Covid condition of not been able to work together in the same place, the creative process itself became a metaphor of what remote sensing intends to be: the achievement of a certain knowledge about an object or phenomenon, without been able to make a direct observation or physical contact. And particularly considering the role of passive sensors, that base on the identification of an energy naturally available: solar radiation as the source of illumination to be sensed, and that can be blocked or conducted by wavelengths that occur in atmospheric windows.