Perspectógrafos

 

 

Perspectógrafos is a couple of exercises that reflect on the empirical gaze and its contraposition to the scientific one. In a piece of this body of work, Candiani recreates the old draftsman’s ‘machine’, formed by two squared wooden reticles, –which are aimed to section a landscape and calculate perspective– to observe the horizon at River Magdalena in Honda, Tolima. Another piece uses a kaleidoscopic projector to process –in a mind-boggling way–, images of leaves and endemic plants from this Colombian town.


In both pieces of work, Candiani questions the ways to investigate and leave record of discoveries about a barely known place, and confronts the scientific method with local habits.