A Casa: 50.12
2014, fullHD video, PAL, 16:9, B/W, silence, 10′ 00′
Edition of 5+1 artist’s proof
25 April Association collection
MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea (Museu do Chiado) collection
This silent video, enhances the time/space relationship, working as a form of cartographic mapping of a territory – A Casa – which is part not only the interior space, container of several mnemonic elements but also its exterior. Records the last moments of contact with this place, revealing an entropic consciousness, an environment where an oxymoron is visible between the remaining signs of the predominantly feminine proof of life, and the abrupt end of this experience.
Its nuclear element is a family home, recorded for a few months through photography and video, and this particularity is the fact that it has been uninhabited in recent years, finding itself in a paradoxical suspension, swinging between a presence of life and the slow and constant decomposition imposed by time. In addition to the regists, the photographic objects were collected as well as other utensils used in the daily life of this family.
This project, A Casa, consists of a broad spectrum of work, begun in 2012, and with the exception of this video A Casa: 50.12, that was completed during 2014, is still under development.