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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Guest blogger André Carapinha ٠ Plato, Love & Image ٠

Introducing Nihilsentimentalgia’s newcomer André Carapinha with an essay about the veil of shadows that stands between our perception and “reality”. Photographs illustrating the essay all belong to Trish Morrissey‘s project Front (2005-07), where she sets out to find families that she joins temporarily, in an “as if/has-been” moment, at the same time manipulating reality and…

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║ Kelli Connell (Domestic Scenes – part I) ║

© Kelli Connell, Private Conversation, 2003 © Kelli Connell, Sunday Afternoon, 2002 “This work represents an autobiographical questioning of sexuality and gender roles that shape the identity of the self in intimate relationships. Polarities of identity such as the masculine and feminine psyche, the irrational and rational self, the exterior and interior self, the motivated…

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║ Cig Harvey ║

© Cig Harvey, Untitled, from The Impossible Tasks series, 2005 © Cig Harvey, Untitled, from The Impossible Tasks series, 2005 “Harvey’s photographs stream from two series: Eyes Like Disappointed Lemons and The Impossible Tasks, and each contains a lone female figure positioned in unidentifiable locales. Fruits, bodies of water and segments of skin are photographed…

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║ Anthony Goicolea ║

© Anthony Goicolea, Boxtrap, 2004, from the Sheltered Life series © Anthony Goicolea, Dead Tree, 2005, from the Sheltered Life series “Sheltered Life” is a series of digitally constructed photographs that depicts fairytale-like, timeless places inhabited by contemporary characters. All of the landscapes are punctuated with alternative makeshift living spaces that are made up of,…

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