UNTITLED (INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION)

 

Iron rods, mirror and wire, 1450 x 4000 x 3200 cm, 2015.

Exhibition in Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisboa, Portugal, 2015.


Through this project I showed an installation produced during the year-

residency in Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa. Throughout this period, I got

interested in specific attributes particular of the location that raised

questions in relation to time, space and absence. The starting point of

this artistic exploration was triggered by the absence of the tiles that

once covered the walls of the palace. The only evidence left from the rich

decoration of Marquês de Pombal's ostentatious home, was the grid

made out of these abscent tiles and the surrounding windows facing the

garden. The crossing of this geometrical absence caught my attention.

By building a structure made of steal rods - materials usually employed

in civil construction - and employing mirrors, the memory of this tiles

came to existence giving the room a new dimension.