Ever since I can remember, this house is called “Moradia (family home)”.
After a two year long research in an uninhabited family home, cataloging and archiving materials and objects accumulated by successive generations the presentation of works and of space itself is inseparable and simultaneous. To enter the house is to enter the exhibition and the fact that the visits are only possible after the sunset and that the only light available is displayed by the works themselves, underlines the importance of this connection.
A circuit of light and shadow is established on three floors. The visitor is attracted to poorly iluminated rooms, finding works, spaces and clues for what these spaces used to be: remains of wallpaper, carpet glue marks or forgotten nails coexist with reconfigured and highlighted assemblages. As the shadows spread, they bend and draw new spacial dimensions. The sound of the video piece with the same name as the exhibition title, “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