One way to inject vitality into a museum is to offer visitors a time-related experience: the structure of this project proposed a linear narrative with the option of perceiving a past and a future within the present of the work. As the pieces multiplied they suggested new, simultaneous experiences. The Moderno invited Juliana Iriart to work according to this structure and develop a project that would begin in March, setting off a chain reaction that climaxed in June.
The exhibition was structured into chapters and thus came together as a set of pieces the artist made during the course of the exhibition for the circulation areas of the Moderno over a three month time period:
Chapter l / Man Water: An old ship’s bell hangs from the central staircase of the Museum with three bell-pulls to be used from different listening and observation points.
Chapter II / Gold Wrapped in Rags: A work made from wrapping paper and plastic bags installed in an exterior door. It is sensitive to changes in the weather; the air modifies its visual appearance and subtly alters the register of the sounds it makes.
Chapter III / Big Game: A structure made of painted wooden rods joined together with security seals and distributed around the Museum. At a slight touch, the whole piece vibrates.
Chapter IV / The Length of Shadow: Sound device designed especially for the gap in the internal stairwell of the museum. It is operated by pulling on a cord that hangs from one of the staircase landings.
Chapter V / Starry Ceiling: yellow shapes and an altered mirror generating a back-lit landscape.
Chapter VI / Rolling Song: two wind socks placed on the museum facade welcome the public. Inside the building a device to throw stones into water moves stones from the first to the ground floor.
Chapter VII / White Shadow: collective throwing of confetti from the museum terrace onto Avenida San Juan.