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SDDS 3404

Using a WhatsApp group for plane spotters, I started to share, learn about and attend meetups for photographing aeroplanes at airports and, sometimes, at the homes of the friends I had made (known as home-spotting), usually in deprived communities, or neighbourhoods close to runway thresholds. After almost two years of shared experiences, I had the […]

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It will be the connectives and conjunctions that allow us to see oppositions more clearly, without dismantling them, minimising them or simply regarding them as irreducible. (Roberto da Matta – A casa & a rua [The House & The Street]) From the window of my house I can see two quite different spaces separated by […]

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daydreaming

daydream 1. to dream vaguely. 2. to imagine. 3. to fantasise. 4. to become lost in reverie. Finding myself among thousands of people who had gathered to celebrate the new year, I wanted to enter each person’s mind and record their thoughts before, like flickering apparitions, they slipped back into the subconscious, where they could […]

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what are fish dreaming about?

‘That’s what São Paulo’s streets try to do to those who use them: convince you you’re somewhere else, in a hopeless attempt to alleviate the tension and inconvenience of being here, the discomfort of living in the present and of being what you are.’ (Bernardo Carvalho in ‘The Sun Sets in São Paulo’) During the […]

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about my work

If there is a common denominator running through my work, I would describe it as ‘encounters’. By ‘encounters’ I don’t mean an encounter with the Other, but a self encounter, whether through something that affects us, that connects with us, or through pure introspection, with our most intimate being. In order to quietly approach these […]

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when I can make my choices, will I be able to choose a bit of forgetting?

Helena was born on 22 March 2013. In our maternity room, a TV watched over her activity in the baby unit. Barely six hours after it had started, her life had already been split between the real and the virtual. This will be probably be repeated throughout her life: ever smaller, more portable, even wearable […]

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flare

If places create space and space is the realm of the possible, by embarking on a purely investigative experience, I encountered much more than I was looking for, and more than seemed to exist within a cinema auditorium. It is as if I found a small crack in the everyday and pulled it apart until […]

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procession

‘…being on the lookout, I am on the lookout for something to happen that says to me: this troubles me, this affects me.’ ‘I don’t believe in culture; I believe, in a way, in encounters.’ Gilles Deleuze ‘And so to give the sensation of life, to feel objects, to prove that stone is stone, there is what […]

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do not disturb

Some things are invisible to the naked eye. They occur either too quickly or too slowly to really be seen. Or they take place in the dark and our eyes are physically incapable of perceiving them. Other things are invisible, simply, because it would be inappropriate to look for too long, an invasion of privacy. […]