As viagens de Paulo V.
CT1LN project part I
2019 | Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, Lisbon
Curated by Adelaide Ginga
But let’s not speak about facts. The facts no longer matter to anyone, they are only starting points for the invention and thinking.
Jorge Luís Borges, “Utopia of a tired man“ in The book of Sand
The project “CT1LN” consists of the artistic interpretation of a collection accumulated over four decades by a radio amateur, Paulo V., being in development since 2014.
This project works and reflects on various concepts that intersect with the practice of amateur radio, such as the initiatory gesture, the practice as a ritual integrated into a group with its own ideology; symbolism, expressed in codes and graphic elements in interactive correlations; the question of alterity, which gains a metaphysical dimension in the extension of the self through its relationship with the other; passing through the heterotopia in the geographical perspective of other places, by Michel Foucault, functioning the amateur’s activity as a heterotopic place par excellence. This concept has its origin in a text by Jorge Luis Borges, whose universe is transversal to the CT1LN project, namely all the reflection on themes such as eternity, cycle and infinity.
The first part of this project is entitled “The Travels of Paulo V.” and is composed of a set of photography, drawing and installation works. In these different media, Henrique Vieira Ribeiro explores and interprets in conceptual and plastic terms, in an aesthetic and poetic proposal, the spatio-temporal relations through the materials resulting from the action of amateur radio. (…)