“StreamLight” by Margarida Valente is an artistic installation of 16 illuminated objects made of reused materials
Numerous visitors to Casino Lisboa have already seen the installation “StreamLight”, by Margarida Valente. This is a set of 16 illuminated objects made of reused materials, namely waste from the textile industry. The installation can be visited, until September 1st, in the large space of the Art Gallery, located in the area surrounding the Arena Lounge with free entry.
“Using a language similar to that already used in other projects for public spaces, this proposal is based on the suspension of elements with the same shape but of different dimensions that are linked in a “stream” of light”, explains Margarida Valente. “The elements, white in color, illuminated inside, highlight the textures and transparencies of the textile materials used, such as the waste of tights in a factory, reinforcing once again the objective of reusing these materials”.
“StreamLight” intends to create an overall reading from the formal articulation between different elements. It is a more daring project due to the way it enters into dialogue with the surrounding space, providing a sensory relationship between the public and the installation itself, reveals the artist.
The installation “StreamLight” then brings together 16 objects of different dimensions and whose compositions include various materials such as, for example, tights, textile nets, wires, steel cables or wood.
With a vast curriculum, Margarida Valente has always been based on exploring different materials, their colors and textures, and the way they combine. The starting point for each piece is always defined by changing the original function of the materials, or products that have already served their purpose and can, therefore, be reused. The pieces are always made by hand and in limited editions.
The Casino Lisboa Art Gallery will host, until 1 September, the installation “StreamLight” by Margarida Valente. This individual exhibition is open to the public, between 3 pm and 8 pm.
It should be noted that Casino Lisboa was awarded the “Clean & Safe” certificate by Turismo de Portugal and joined the COVID OUT service, Seal of Trust, Clean Surfaces Safe Places, issued by ISQ.