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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 […]