Finding my way out of confinement

caption (image above): background for a photograph celebrating my brother’s birthday, The paintings were made with watercolor, later washed away by the rain. Confinement policies due to the covid pandemic have entered a new stage in Portugal and our routines are about to change for the better. Tired of having to sit in front of…

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٠ ‘one becomes what one is by overcoming the wish to be that which one is not’ ٠

© Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Jessica Sue Layton, from the series The Box (Manhattan), 2005 © Coke Wisdom O’Neal, Chris and Mike O’Neal, from the series The Box (Manhattan), 2005 SARTRE’S MAP OF AUTHENTICITY BAD FAITH GOOD FAITH OPPRESSION CITY OF ENDS HARMONIOUS GROUP SELF-AWARENESS REFLECTIVE LIFE SPONTANEOUS LIFE TRANSCENDENT EGO INTENTIONALITY SELF-ORIGINATING SELF-DETERMINING INTROSPECTION ONE’S…

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┐ The blind man and his visual clarity └

caption (above): © João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva Terence Koh, God, 2007. View of the performance at de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. Installation view of Terence Koh (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 19–May 27, 2007). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins © Hiroshi Sugimoto, Self-portrait, 2003 © Hiroshi…

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┐ Micael Nussbaumer & The Weaving Factory – chaos as creative force └

© Micael Nussbaumer, from “Tempo Imprime no Espaço” (lit. translation: Time prints in Space), installation © Micael Nussbaumer, “Desfiar”, installation, several different documents from the abandoned Fábrica da Fiação de Tomar (The Weaving Factory), 2010 © Micael Nussbaumer, video stills, from “O Registador”, 2010 “Each video depicts an intervention in the abandoned space of Fábrica…

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┐ Ian van Coller └

© Ian van Coller, Daisy Angy Kekae (left), from the series Collage Portraits, 2009 “This series combines several influences that have personally been relevant to my art-making process. The work grew out of my experimentation with the use of quilting techniques based on traditions from Africa and Gees Bend, Alabama as a way to tell…

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┐ Deborah Bohnert └

© Deborah Bohnert, Untitled, from the series Bohnert and Bohnert, 2005 © Deborah Bohnert, Untitled, from the series Bohnert and Bohnert, 2005 © Deborah Bohnert, Untitled, from the series The Little People, 2009 “…Dada had long operated according to the principle of instability, blurring distinctions between art and mass media (in photomontage), art and mass…

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┐ Edmund Clark └

© Edmund Clark, Inmate’s table, from the project Still Life Killing Time © Edmund Clark, Stairwell, from the project Still Life Killing Time © Edmund Clark, Shared Room, from the project Still Life Killing Time © Edmund Clark, from the project Still Life Killing Time “Edmund Clark’s Still Life: Killing Time is a quiet meditation…

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┐ Todd McLellan └

© Todd McLellan, Old Camera, from his recent work Disassembly © Todd McLellan, Apart Camera, from his recent work Disassembly © Todd McLellan, Old Typewriter, from his recent work Disassembly © Todd McLellan, Apart Typewriter, from his recent work Disassembly ‘disassembly’ by canadian photographer todd mclellan is a series of images capturing old relics of…

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