Essays on Intimacy (Ensaios sobre a Intimidade)
Essays on Intimacy is the result of an intensive research on the intimacy of the Portuguese individual that started in 2015, bringing forth experiences that later became the basis for poetic creations. The primary motivation for the research was the pursuit of relationships of affection and intimacy with the Portuguese community. The difficulty to achieve such bonds has turned into reflective material, starting point for the artistic production presented here. Conservatism, physical distance and socio-cultural conflicts turned into poetic material for the development of a multidisciplinary work, composed of unique pieces (sculptures, objects, video, tapestries), photographs and installations.
Project started in 2015, in Lisbon, and was supported by the Arte Institute, Cidadela Art District and Fundação Bienal de Cerveira.