The work Cabana emerges in the context of the collective exhibition Imaginação da Pedra (the stone´s imagination) at the Portuguese Cultural Center in São Paulo, Brazil. It relates also to the Caminho do Ouro project, developed in 2016 and based on the trip to the historic gold path, from Paraty to Ouro-Preto, Brazil. The first images of Brazil, that circulated in Europe, were also presented in a panoramic manner. One of the most famous is Views of Brazil (Sec. XIX), by Julien Deltil (1792 - 1853), shown executing a panoramic work of 360 degrees with fifteen meters length, and three meters of height. Cabana takes up some of these concerns, namely dimension and circularity, generating a feeling of immersion in the landscape to which they refer to, in the impossibility of their actual experience. With this, the authors intend to recapture the space-time presence, in a violent effort to substitute pictorial representation for lived landscape.
Exhibitions: Depois do choque, os trópicos, Luísa Strina Gallery, São Paulo, BR. 2018 / Imaginação da Pedra, Consulate General of Portugal in São Paulo, São Paulo, BR. 2017, curated by Isabella Lenzi
Exhibition text: Lenzi, Isabella, Imaginação da Pedra, São Paulo, Br. 2017
Expedition: Historic Gold Trail between Paraty and Ouro Preto, Br. 2016
Photography: Henrique Carneiro / Pedro Napolitano Prata