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The Unbalanced Land
2019
Installation | Photography

The Unbalanced Land originates from the travel report, Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator (1892), by British scientist and explorer Edward Whymper to reflect on the transformations of the capitalist and colonial systems in Latin America and the imbrication between the economical-political model and the epistemological and representative paradigm of the European hegemonic modernity. The exhibition brings together a sound installation, sculptural objects and a photographic series.

The Unbalanced Land operates a sensitive reconstitution of Whymper’s travel report, recreating and updating the sensorial descriptions of the British explorer in a temporal arch that connects the past and the present. The visual, sonorous and musical conception of the exhibition reconstitutes, in the framework of a relational and multi-perspective model, the layers of sensitive memory and the fluctuations of the perceptual and cognitive conditions between the XIX century and the present, pointing to the historical determination of the perceptual and cognitive models.

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The Unbalanced Land
2019
Installation | Photography

The Unbalanced Land originates from the travel report, Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator (1892), by British scientist and explorer Edward Whymper to reflect on the transformations of the capitalist and colonial systems in Latin America and the imbrication between the economical-political model and the epistemological and representative paradigm of the European hegemonic modernity. The exhibition brings together a sound installation, sculptural objects and a photographic series.

The Unbalanced Land operates a sensitive reconstitution of Whymper’s travel report, recreating and updating the sensorial descriptions of the British explorer in a temporal arch that connects the past and the present. The visual, sonorous and musical conception of the exhibition reconstitutes, in the framework of a relational and multi-perspective model, the layers of sensitive memory and the fluctuations of the perceptual and cognitive conditions between the XIX century and the present, pointing to the historical determination of the perceptual and cognitive models.

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01. 02. 03. 04. The Unbalanced Landinstallation view, eucaliptus trunks, iron, high frequency radios, natural rubber, rubber tapping tools, butyl rubber straps, sailcloth, piano recordings, 32,5 x 34 x 115 cm, 110 x 36 x 40, 120 x 52 x 42 cm, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, 2019 — 05. Untitled (Isla Santay), 35mm photo, inkjet print on Ilford Cotton Rag 31, 31,1 × 47,7 cm, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, 2019 — 06. Untitled (Isla Santay) II35mm photo, inkjet print on Ilford Cotton Rag 31, 31,1 × 47,7 cm, Santay Island, 2019 — 07. Untitled (rammer), 35mm photo, inkjet print on Ilford Cotton Rag 31, 31,1 × 47,7 cm, Santay Island, 2019 — 08. Untitled (rammer) II, 35mm photo, inkjet print on Ilford Cotton Rag 31, 31,1 × 47,7 cm, Santay Island, 2019 — 09. The Unbalanced Landmarks, wood and concrete, 70 × 152.7 × 10 cm, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, 2019 — 10. The Unbalanced Landmarks, installation view, Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, 2019 — 11. 12. The Unbalanced Landmarks, detail, 40 35mm black & white slide projection, Santay Island, 2019.