Entre Lapinha da Serra e o Mata Capim – trabalho desenvolvido no interior do Estado de Minas Gerais de janeiro de 2009 a junho de 2010, a partir do encontro entre Alexandre Sequeira, um menino e seu avô – os dois últimos, moradores da localidade de Lapinha da Serra.
As relações que se estabelecem a partir do convívio e encontro entre os olhares e interpretações de mundo de Alexandre, Rafael de 13 anos e Seu Juquinha, de 84, tecem laços que os aproxima enquanto permanentes construtores de sonhos, fantasias e desejos. A fotografia, que por muitas vezes anima esse convívio, é tratada tanto como instrumento de construção de uma etnologia da saudade – por seu inegável valor documental –, quanto por seu potencial emancipador, dada a perda de sentido de realidade que suas possibilidades interpretativas suscitam.
Texto escrito para a exposição Segue-se ver o que quisesse. Belo Horizonte, 2012.
On the web: http://www.alexandresequeira.com/
Beyond the Family Album, 1979
“I began (through Beyond the Family Album) to reverse the process of the way I had been constructed as a woman by deconstructing myself visually in an attempt to identify the process by which I had been ‘put together’. I still feel that personal is political. There is no way I could have understood fully the political implications of trying to represent other people (however well intentioned) if I had not first of all begun to explore how I had built a view of myself through other people’s representations of me.” Jo Spence
Artist website: http://www.jospence.org/beyond_family_album/beyond_family_album_thumbs.html
“Photography is our exorcism”, Jean Baudrillard, La transparence du mal
Thanatology asserts that not seeing the dead body of our beloved ones, prevents us from accepting their death. Contemplating the body of the deceased helps us overcome one of the most complex stages of grief: denial.
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BALLEN was born in New York in 1950, and has lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, for nearly thirty years. Working as a geologist, Ballen began to photograph the homes and white residents of rural South Africa before developing his more theatrical and expressive style in the late-1990s.
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Holly Andres uses photography to examine the complexities of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. Typically her images rely on a tension between an apparently approachable subject matter and a darker, sometimes disturbing subtext. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Seattle, Istanbul, Turkey and Portland Oregon where she lives and works. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Time, Art in America, Artforum, Exit Magazine, Art News, Modern Painters, Oprah Magazine, Elle Magazine, W, The LA Times, Glamour, Blink and Art Ltd. – which profiled her as one of 15 emerging West Coast artists under the age of 35.
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