On Photographs and landscape matters to the South:
Admitting the ideia of photographs constructing landscapes, beyond the simulation of the image and its eventual relation to subject and fact, this exhibition aims to tread a critical territory, bringing together artists, images and landscapes of the South; of Europe, of the Tagus, and of the Algarve.
The subjectivity of landscapes, re-invented, ordered and disciplined by images; have they an ideological perspective on the present and on the contemporary? What is South? Is it a Place? What is a landscape? Landscape is always an image.
Road on, initial piece presented at the Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes – Salão de artistas e sócios, Lisbon, until January 2017. Portuguese version of the work is titled estradando. It is photographic work about, road wanderings, meanderings, stops and goings, past and future.
Just published in Photography as Device [PAD] a text on Roland Barthes’ change of approach about photography, where semiology is substituted by the studium and the punctum and the possibility of an adventure.On photography: Until “Camera Lucida” 1961-1980
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).