Laking and Seaing
In this exhibition, the images of the lakeside summer and the winter by the frozen sea in Finland, and also other locations of Portugal in counterpoint, are the motto to think about the landscape as a metaphor, on the assimilation of the idea of external landscape (or the expression of an idea of inner landscape?), from a transformative and transformed landscape. The two poles of the European geography, which are Portugal and Finland, trigger the creation of a new place through images, not hybrid but imagined, who knows even utopic.
The title of the exhibition is a word game which enables us to assimilate the landscapes-the idyllic sea and lake-with subjective perceptions, and to discovery a place which is built from various places. The promise of an aquatic and visceral fusionism of the enclosed lake and the expanded sea, also of the authors of the images, and also of the various means which were used to represent Portugal and Finland, already show that the negotiation of the spaces-in-between, doubters and abyssals, is the platform to think about the various representations of the images.
Laking and seaing are verb forms of verbs that didn't exist before, but now they do.
Place of Exhibition
Museu da Imagem
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