Solange Fabião, Amazônia at Western Bridge, Seattle, 2008. Photo: Mark Woods, used by permission; Solange Fabiao: Amazonia, installation view, 2011, SFU Gallery. Photo: Blaine Campbell.

Solange Fabião: Amazônia (Projecting On Black)

April 30 – June 11, 2011
SFU Gallery

Solange Fabião’s Amazônia (Projecting on Black) is a 14-part, 9-hour video work made in 2008, of which three parts (c. 150 minutes) will be screened at SFU. Amazônia literally positions viewers alone in the Amazon, with no other human presence. Amazônia breaks with cinematic tradition; projected onto a black screen, its light falls onto the silence of darkness, mirroring the earth’s state before the light of the sun falls on it. The rainforest is never silent—as night rapidly falls in the dusk videos, the shift in forest sounds reflects the shift in lighting.

Fabião is originally from Brazil and is now based in New York City. Her practice explores a wide range of art forms, including architecture—she is currently collaborating with Steven Holl on the Cité de L’Océan et du Surf, a museum of oceanic issues in Biarritz, France. Visit Solange Fabião's website to find out more about this project.  

Curated by Bill Jeffries.


Opening Reception
Saturday, April 30, 2011, 1–4pm

Lunchtime Tours of the Exhibition
Tuesday, May 17, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Wednesday, May 18, 12:05pm and 12:35pm
Thursday, May 19, 12:05pm and 12:35pm