February 2nd - 10th 2018
Solo show | Moradia
Ever since I can remember, this house has been called Moradia (family home)
This exhibition took place in Moradia, a home that had been uninhabited for quite a whole and which was about to be refurbished. The works it presents and the space itself are practically inseparable and almost simultaneous given that they are the fruit of two years of cataloguing, archiving, and subjective research of all the materials and objects accumulated by the numerous generations of the family that had lived there.
Entering the house, only possible after sunset, is entering the exhibition. The only light available is the light given off by the pieces in the work on display. This simultaneously highlights and serves as witness to the importance of this bond between materials, space, and memories of the life lived in Moradia.
A circuit of light and shadow spans all three stories of the house. The visitor is drawn on a path from room to room. Poorly lit by the works on display, these rooms host combinations of works and spaces that suggest clues into what these places may have been: traces of wallpaper, remnants of carpet glue or forgotten nails coexist with reconfigured and highlighted assemblages. As the shadows spread, they bend and draw new spatial dimensions. The sound of the eponymously titled video piece, no ghosts, echoes on the various floors. Memory and time merge in the present. The formerly dead house is finally inhabited. There are no more ghosts.
More info, in portuguese here