Transa - baladas do último sol
“Transa, Baladas do último sol ”
I dived into my archive to extract poetic forms from the cartographic conjuncture that led me to inhabit, in the last decade, two lands intrinsically connected by the expansionism of modern history: my homeland, Portugal, and the mestizo son, Brazil.
TRANSA appears as a motto for a reflection on contemporary existence, threatened by the limbo and brutality of the colonization processes that are now reversing. The Earth, in this suspended time, seems to echo a deaf cry that brings together all the civilizing forces together - the repressive and the subordinate, those of majority history and minorities, the woman, the black, the indigenous, the colonizer.
In the vastness of the Amazon rainforest, TRANSA invites us to an aesthetic and existential dance across the hybridism of photography, surprising us with indigenous myths, as an embodiment of the creative and fertile grace of nature. In this crossing, reflections about the idea of Man living detached from the Earth and denying the plurality of life forms vibrate in the encounter with the original communities that have been thrown to the edges of the world.
espacio Jhannia Castro
26 sep until 31 dec. 2020
Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 16
TRANSA, baladas do último sol
explores a broad experimental approach in a multidisciplinary body of work that refers to photography, literature, comic book, painting and cinema in order to createa story inspired by the myth of Iracema, the “virgin of honey lips” from José de Alencar’s novel, an indigenous woman from the Tabajara tribe who represents the purity, trust and open giving of the virgin land.
Allegory, history and fiction invade the present and stay there, confusing the linearity of Western History and reopening the badly told, unresolved gaps of knowledge. In this hybrid and mobile cartography, the dominant ecosystem is that of the in between space: between times, between techniques, between species, between languages, between formats, between screams and sighs, reality and fiction, sadness and exaltation.
The book will be launched november 2020.
Baladas do último sol
by Ângela Berlinde
Hardcover, 17,5x23cm, 185 pages.
Limited edition, numbered and signed of 300 copies.
77 photographs, 10 Bd notebooks, one quadratic page.
- Poem of Aílton Krenak, Brazilian writer and movement leader leader of Krenak ethnicity
- Curatorial text of Veronica Cordeiro, Brazilian artist, curator and writer.
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