┐ roots & fruits #13 – Ricardo Baltazar └

© Ricardo Baltazer, all Untitled, from the series Touching from a Distance, 2012 Ricardo’s project Touching from a Distance was shot in Essen, Germany, in 2012. All images are blow-ups of snapshots he took while paving the streets. Inevitably, they refer to the distance between the author and the subject portrayed, as they speak about the desire to get closer. These blow-ups are attempted gazes, attempts at assuring the account of oneself while trying to look at his surroundings. They are as much voyeuristic as they are introspective, in the sense that what one does while looking desperately out, is … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #13 – Ricardo Baltazar └

┐ roots & fruits #11 – Tiago Casanova └

© Tiago Casanova, all Untitled, from the project The Unknown Island “The airplane begins to descend. Madeira is down there. From far we can understand the feeling that the fifteenth century discoverers had when they saw Madeira (= Wood) for the first time, and from there we can easily guess the origin of the name. An intensive tropical vegetation fills and covers the island of green, but I cannot help but noticing the various urban clusters, scattered houses, roads and highways and the megalomaniac construction of the new airport. The constructed confronts the natural on a dual mode. Large scars … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #11 – Tiago Casanova └

┐ roots & fruits #10 – Cláudio Ferreira └

© Cláudio Ferreira, all Untitled, from the series Space Project nº 1 – Galaxies, 2012 “And yet, the absence of the subject does not have to be interpreted as a deficiency. Quite the opposite, it could indicate a new quality in the revolution, in a henceforth molecular revolution, and the primacy of multiplicity within it. When the subject is missing, it has not just gone amiss, as a gap (still) gaping and begging to get closed. In view of the composition of the molecular revolution there is no need for unification, or for the representation of a unified (class) subject … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #10 – Cláudio Ferreira └

┐ roots & fruits #9 – Miguel Godinho └

© Miguel Godinho, Untitled, from the series Esta é a minha família (This is my family), 2011 © Miguel Godinho, 38 years old (left) + 40 years old (right), from the series 16-06-1950, 2008 © Miguel Godinho, Untitled, from the series Family, 2005 © Miguel Godinho, Untitled (left + right), from the series Entre nós (Amongst us), 2010 Miguel Godinho’s (b. 1984) photography is not easy to describe, not because it is abstract, overly conceptualized or devoided of content, but because it is simple (albeit symbolic) and unpretentious. Miguel’s body of work fluctuates between intimate moments and a sterile portrait … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #9 – Miguel Godinho └

┐ roots & fruits #5 – Tito Mouraz └

© Tito Mouraz, Untitled, from the series Leitura(s) © Tito Mouraz, Untitled, from the series Leitura(s) © Tito Mouraz, Untitled, from the series Finally, No One © Tito Mouraz, Untitled, from the series Finally, No One “There has been, since ever, an almost innate obsession for space and its domain through the most varied forms and ways. This domain goes several times beyond intended expectations, such as, self-control that we could or should have about something to which we call “place”, where things happen, grow and bloom, since space is, in its entire definition, more genuine, original and infinite. When … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #5 – Tito Mouraz └

┐ roots & fruits #4 – João Varela └

© João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist © João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist © João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist © João Varela, Untitled, from de Toerist “De Toerist came about in November 2010 when I went to study at AKV|St.Joost in Breda, Netherlands. As I arrived there, the weather was really different than the one that I was used to. This was one of the many difficulties that I had among others such as renting a house, language barrier and the adaptation to the classes. With all of these feelings coming to me, I always felt like a … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #4 – João Varela └

┐ roots & fruits #1 – Ana Marta └

© Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 © Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 © Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 © Ana Marta, Untitled, from the series Palm Trees don’t belong here, Porto Santo, Portugal, 2012 “Porto Santo is a summer tourist destination on the island of Madeira, appreciated for its natural resources, particularly for its beaches. However, in winter, this fascinating place is forgotten and left to cry (…) The title … Continue reading ┐ roots & fruits #1 – Ana Marta └