Miguel Proença photographer · mp

Miguel Proenca photographer · mp

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Luísa Ferreira – “In search of another body”, Photography, São Brás, until Oct. 2014

In search of another body (À procura de um outro corpo) installation by photorapher Luisa Ferreira · São Brás · view  · mp
View of the installation component of “À procura de um outro corpo”, by photographer Luísa Ferreira
À PROCURA DE UM OUTRO CORPO (“In search of another body” [free translation]) is a surprising photography exhibition that resulted from the photographer’s contact (in 1992) with a collection of sculptures by two local artists, Rosalina Passos e Joaquim Passos, active during the 20th century.
 
The photographs capture the artistic impulse of the pieces, a notable combination of contemplation, expression and torment. They are exhibited in two interior locations in São Brás (see below for details), joined by a short walk where an exterior installation with photographs accompanies the viewer though lesser known public town spaces. The opening weekend (Aug.1-3) installation was also walked by a mysterious cloaked female figure. Overall, amazing!
 
Texts and production by Graça Passos, the exhibiti will be on display until October.
 
 Locations:
Antiga Farmácia Passos, Rua Gago Coutinho, 53 
 
Museu do Trajo, Rua Dr. José Dias Sancho, 61
São Brás de Alportel
 
 

On my street – jacarandas

Miguel Proença, Jacarandas © 2014
Jacarandas, © Miguel Proença 2014

Here is a photograph of the jacarandas in bloom on D. Carlos I Avenue in Lisbon, a reply to a post by photographer Luísa Ferreira on the same subject.
Its always a challenge to photograph the things we know from everyday contact, and this is one of those cases, as I live nearby. Here is a moment where in the “everyday” is “cracked” by a jagged edged opening for … perception.

Corrosion by light

Corrosion by light (t. of Corrosão pela luz) is the working tittle for this process that explores the photographic self portrait genre approaching a cognitive frontier. It was initially presented in postcard format (10x15cm) at the 2007 initiativa-X at Arte Contempo a Lisbon gallery (2004-2012).

The final version of the project can be seen here: Photon Corrosion

 

Photon Corrosion