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The ink fades in waves

2016
HD Video | Color | Sound | 10’41
Credit: Sound - 'score for a footbridge' (extract) from the album 'portable music - three scores' by Jez riley French (2016)

In Ancient Greek the word Natura (physis) meant that which is being born, it’s the constant rebirth. Combined with the curiosity of exploring the classics of Japanese painting, in particular the theme of Nature (landscapes, trees and plants) which is usually associated with the seasons and time, there was also an interest in the relation between the constant growth of the natural elements and the apparent fixity of human constructions which as Ruy Belo reminds us actually undergo the same cycle of life and death: “Oh, the houses the houses the houses/ the houses are born live and die”. The intention was to explore the variations of light, focusing specifically on the details of nature in a constant transformation of the space, through the double exposition of images that were reflected in the windows of a greenhouse at the Ajuda Botanical Garden in Lisbon.

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Carina Martins