“… No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence – that which makes its truth, its meaning – its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream – alone…” Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness Melancholia is a project on decline and rupture. Melancholia exists as a document of an experience and furthermore, as a record of the manner in which memory confronts what it doesn’t want to remind.

Martim Ramos

Martim Ramos (Lisbon, 1983) studied photography in Maumaus and in Ar.Co and History of Art in Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He was an intern in “Publico” newspaper and he is member of [kameraphoto] since 2007. He has published in the press (Unica magazine, Cais, Time Out, Le Monde, Japan Times). He collaborates with I newspaper. He was a photographer and photo editor in “Obscena” – a performing arts magazine. He has made collective exhibitions since 2007, such as: “Remembering Kerouac” (Lisbon), “Visa pour L’Image” (Perpignan) and [kameraphoto] projects (“Lusofonia”, “A State of Affairs”, “450”). He made a solo exhibition in Estremoz entitled “No Hard Shoulder”.