Exhibitions

  • The Seven Basic Propositions.
    The Seven Basic Propositions.

    The Seven Basic Propositions (2010)

    The Seven Basic Propositions is a digital project inspired by, and utilising, the tag lines of 1950's Kodak magazine advertisements These propositions point to the early excitement about photography. But when removed from their original context and time, and used to drive Google image searches they take on a different meaning, pointing out the proliferation of photography in our lives . The advertising statements are unequivocal and definite. The Seven Basic Propositions project however, consciously and playfully reveals the end-point of this promise and reports that, when everything is recorded and made available to everybody, nothing is really unique or individual, and certainly nothing about photography is definite.

  • The Seven Basic Propositions.
    The Seven Basic Propositions.
  • The Seven Basic Propositions.
    The Seven Basic Propositions.
  • Conjurations: Brain Floss and Egg From Mouth
    Conjurations: Brain Floss and Egg From Mouth

    Conjurations Films (2009)
    On four monitors young women perform small, shop-bought, childrens magic tricks. The resulting 'moving photographs' are looped and the tricks are played out again and again. These moving image pieces make reference to George Mélies’ early experiments, from his own stance as stage magician and trickster.

  • The Seven Basic Propositions.
    The Seven Basic Propositions.
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The exhibition Unspoken Dialogues is part of the programme of the 2nd Post Screen Festival and includes works by guest artists Clare Strand, Gary Hill and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. These names are joined by selected artists Abelardo Gil-Fournier, Abraham Avnisan, Atif Akin and the TeYosh duo.

Unspoken Dialogues brings together a series of works that demonstrate the extraordinary impact that screens are having on contemporary thought, and speculates about the kind of communication that arises as a result of the confrontation between the viewer and technological devices. Faced with each screen, the viewer participates in a kind of dialogue that follows, in a subliminal and sometimes implied way, from the process of receiving, questioning and constructing meaning around that confrontation.

The works presented in this exhibition involve direct or indirect interaction which will establish the level of dialogue that comes from experience and reflection on the part of the visitor. We are talking, therefore, about screens that mediate dialogues involving, on the one hand, greater insight by the visitor and, on the other, require their participation to activate the work.

Through themes such as language, communication, digital poetics, narrativity, social networks and surveillance systems, different media are presented by the artists: video, photography, software applications, internet-based art, and media objects. The exhibition deals with the ambiguity of images, of meanings and the information conveyed by television, by video and photographic language, by the virtual nature of the web or by the ubiquitous accessibility that portable screens provide.

12.11.2016 — 11.03.2017

Location: Galeria Millennium
Rua Augusta, 96,
Lisbon