CANTO II - CLEPSYDRA
Title: Canto II - Clepsydra
Dimensions: 35,3 x 50 cm
Concept: Tiago Madaleno
Text: Tiago Madaleno
Design: Tiago Madaleno
Print run: 1000 copies
First edition: October 2017, printed in Portugal
Language: Portuguese and english
Page number: 2
Exhibition: Clepsydra (2017-2018), Serralves, Porto
Canto II - Clepsydra was developed for the exhibition Clepsydra, at Serralves, Porto, as part of the Novo Banco Revelation prize 2017.
The exhibition focus upon the story of a sailor that attempts to recover a image at night with the help of a machine that produced light with his steps, ending up chase until reaching the sea.
Canto II - Clepsydra is half poster, half flyer, approaching the narrative ramifications inside that story, splitting them into four moments. Through the appropriation of the formal language of russian constructivists and and the work of Paulo de Cantos, the poster-flyer continues the poetic of synchrony between man and machine, suggesting an absurd epic with lugubrious tone.
The poster-flyer design, made by Tiago Madaleno, uses Futura Std font, including the Medium and Heavy styles, combined with handmade typography. It was published as part of the exhibition Clepsydra, Serralves, Porto, in an edition with 1000 copies.