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Image: Pedro Faria©2016

Image: Pedro Faria©2016

The Third Landscape I

This project departs from an image - a photograph made by Agnés Varda in Póvoa do Varzim, a town in the North of Portugal, in 1956. Departing from fragments of the photograph, I wrote a text piece, which appears somehow as an attempt to re-construct a story. As the text unfolds it becomes clear that it’s more than an attempt to reconstruct the moment when this photo was taken; in which day of the week it was made, who was the woman on the photo, and so on and so forth. After a while, it is clear that it’s not about the photograph, or neither its fragments in time and space, but about a broken narrative and the way to deal with it. The southern landscape appears in this image as a broken historical narrative, both visually and conceptually, never loosing the image as the central element. The installation presents itself as a collection of fragments that suggest its realignment or a possibility for a new order. 

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