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Só ficaram os sobreiros [All that was left were the cork oak trees] 2015

Installation. 16 Riso stencil prints,  297 × 420 cm. (edition of 3 + 1 artist proof) 

Só ficaram os sobreiros [All that was left were the cork oak trees] departs from topographic maps made by the Portuguese Army in the 50's, covering mostly the sourthern region of Alentejo. Among many other annotations it is possible to find several cork oak trees signaled in these maps. In fact, it is possible to find an even larger quantity of cork oak trees, an amount that has ever been measured in the region. It is clear that these maps have been forged, and the increase in the amount of coark oak trees is nothing else than the result of image editing. These maps are nothing else that then truthful interpretation of a fragmented landscape. 

 

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