Petra Martinez: Sidetrack Secrets

SIDETRACK SECRETS is a collection of layered objects that can be seen if you look close enough. Light art installation, mixed media, various found materials (seeds, moss, mold, plastic fibers, glass).

Wandering on the sidetracks. Mind is open and thoughts are imaginative. Who and what was here before me? Humans, animals, plants. I see traces of them. Beautiful and ugly at the same time. I decided to leave here something of myself and take something with me. For this piece I raised mold on the surface of a sheet glass, collected seeds and pressed them between sticky plastic, walked in the junkyards and wastelands and cleaned sideways.

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
6 overhead projectors in waterproof boxes.

Please provide the dimensions of the work. Approximate size will do. Please mention if the work can be adjusted. (width-height-depth):
The work can be adjusted. Approximate size: facade of a building (~20x8m).

Electricity consumption:
Standard mains current (10A/16A).

Does the artwork use sound?
No sound.

Support and other structures:
The work includes all the necessary structures.

Minimum height of the space:

Minimum square meters of the space:

Requirements for the space: darkness, temperature, colouring (light / dark / specific colour / other) etc.:
Light wall/surface+darkness.

Building time and people required (estimate):
1-2 persons, 2-3 hours.

Artist's presence:
Artist or their representative must be present during building.

Seen before at:
Analogue Projections - Reflektor Finland, Kauniainen, 2021


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