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The Beauty of Decay – Workshop · Tavira

Beauty of Decay - Photography Workshop
Beauty of Decay – Photography Workshop

This studio workshop proposes a methodical approach to photographic work based on practice. Starting with the presentation of key concepts for the work at hand, these ideias will be clarified with the viewing and discussion of various photographer’s work and historical landmarks. The second part of the workshop will address and discuss participants ideas on their individual work ideias with the shell collection available.

The second session will deal with practical aspects of light, colour and composition, providing participants an initial contact with the route they choose, in terms of photography and aesthetics. Based on each participants availability additional sessions may be organized, as well as the organization of the final work exhibition.

Program:

29th October
10:00 -12:30 – Introduction. Presentation (theory) on the work ideias followed by a debate/round table.

14:30 -17:30 – Practical studio work, scheduling of additional sessions and final exhibition.

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Invitation · Terra Cinza – conscientious position · exhibition · The Forest – a sustainable ecosystem · Tavira

Miguel Proença, Terra Cinza - conscientious position · photography exhibition · invitation · mp

Terra cinza – a conscientious position is part of the cycle Floresta – Ecossistema Sustentável  (The forest – a sustainable eco-system) organized by the Álvaro de Campos Municipal Library in partnership with Tavira em Transição, Movimento de Eco-Cidadania Ativa (Tavira in transition, an active eco-citizenship movement), This cycle includes the photography exhibition Terra cinza – a conscientious choice by photographer Miguel Proença, and a group of conferences and debates concerning the forest.

Opens on 21st March, at the Biblioteca Álvaro de Campos in Tavira.
Thanks to:
Invitation design: Patrícia Proença
Paula Ferreira (Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos, Tavira),
Maurízio Russo (Land Art), António Costa (Viragem Lab – impressão das provas).

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Installation – Ruth’s Room

“In Miguel Proença (1963) we may be projected in two worlds. One macrocosmic the other microcosmic. The decision will be ours. But the shadows will always be there and will accompany the virus or the planet.”

Dora Iva Rita, 2015, A Sala de Ruth versus  (a) História das Perseguições Políticas e Religiosas

Ruth’s Room – curated & produced  by Ilídio Salteiro.
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“Terra Cinza revisited” at Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Setúbal (MAEDS)

“Terra cinza revisited” continues and updates “Terra Cinza” (Ashen Land) work, first shown in 2012. The initial work was based on a clearly defined intention and time-frame. The present exhibition presented at the  Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, Setúbal (MAEDS) results from reviewing, rethinking and setting the initial work to a now time frame. As guidelines for this revisit and update, the ideias of non-place, in particular, and landscape, in general, served as base.  The impulse and idea for the initial work

resulted from visits to the Caldeirão hill range in southern Portugal during devastating fires. The results of these fires served as the motivation and the urgency of Ashen land . The ancestral relationships and livelihoods of the local populations with their environment and ecology radically changes, radically disappears, in a matter of hours. The Ashen land scape and ecosystem that result from this “inferno” made clear the need to produce work dominated by little or faded colour, by grey and black. This  charred ecology, this ashen(ed) land, with its livelihood sustainability radically questioned, is dominated by brand new shining wind generators, a XXI century icon.
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More about the initial work at “Terra Cinza”. Opening on july 10 at 21:30 at the  MAEDS, Portugal,  “Line and Space” with 4 exhibitions by Fábio M. Roque (photography), Filipe Rodrigues (drawing), Miguel Proença (photography) and Rogério Paulo Silva (multimedia). Through september 15. Prints available.