Title: Midnight Depends on the Timezones Author: Susana Pedrosa Editor: Luc Janssens With contributions by: Verónica Conte Size: 14,8 x 210 mm Pages: 12pp Published by: Expodium Print Run: 700 copies ISBN/EAN: 978-94-90474-05-8
Midnight Depends On The Timezones is part of one year project in Kanaleneiland, in collaboration with Expodium. Kanaleneiland is a social neighborhood in Utrecht, designed according to Dutch ethics and aesthetics of social housing from the time it was built. Pedrosa’s research was focused on local women. She decided to attend aerobic classes only for women, where she had the chance of getting into a familiar space where there were no hierarchies and a personal approach was possible. Through the process, she started exchanging correspondence with a Portuguese friend that had come to Kanaleneiland four years before for three weeks to meet her Dutch boyfriend at the time, that she had met in her tango classes in Lisbon, before leaving to Buenos Aires.
The publication departs from the artist’s experience during her residency period, but she transforms it into a science fiction story, where herself and everyone involved during the process become characters of the story. She tells the story under the register of a report, written by a Shape-Shifter on a mission and creates the universe of the character: her strategies, devices and encounters.