During his one month residency at VYKSA AIR, Portuguese Contemporary artist Pedro Gramaxo scouted through the various landscapes of the city and its surroundings, studying and recording its idiosyncrasies in the pursuit of the its natural and artificial identities.
The goal was to capture this identity element and create an installation piece that would be accessible for spectators to visit it as part of the Public Art scene on a site-specific location.
«Dimension#5» — The artwork created by the artist as a permanent installation format, is a mimesis and synthesis of a Russian roof prepared for the weight of the winter and ventilation for the summer. Despite all urban landscapes, I could not forget that during my train ride I could see through my window an amazing sculptoric landscape... for miles, man-made triangular shapes would emerge through the different natural contexts.
Alongside the installation, the artist will also present a photographic work of the piece in another location. The two artworks, displayed in separate places, will be in dialogue with each other and will encourage spectators to visit both locations — uniquely experiencing the physical installation, in its carefully selected location, and its photographic «memory» at the Vyksa Museum.
The Large photograph of the installation will be exhibited among the original and existing artworks in the museum, creating a contrast and symbiosis with Vyksa´s Heritage, with the purpose of remembering the pass and glancing into the future of the cultural scenario of VYKSA.