Letters are symbols. They are building blocks of words which form our languages. Languages help us communicate. Even with complicated languages used by intelligent people, misunderstanding is a common occurrence. We write things down sometimes — letters, words — hoping they will serve us and those with whom we wish to communicate. Letters and words, calling out for understanding.
I toyed briefly with an image someone once mentioned to me, of a village in the shadow of a twin-peaked mountain. In the morning the sun rises. At lunch, it sets behind the mountain. In the early afternoon it rises once more. The cocks crow for the second time, and later the sun sets again. No. One peak. Metaphors should not be belaboured.
You remind me today of a small Mexican chihuahua.
20 eyes/20 olhos
Poster for the exhibithion of Dora Vieira at Oficina Arara, September 2020.
Poster series for Mostra de Cinema de Tavira, during the summer of 2020, May 2020.
A book about how filmmaking, the collective, and teaching could relate to utopian margins and the organs of the alternative. About Sílvia das Fadas. About walking in the wake of the 1929 First World Congress of Vagabonds, that happened on Killersberg, being a stone's throw away from the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design, asking ourselves how our dream and hopes can relate to theirs.
Project at Oficina Arara.
130 pages, 10,25 ×17,5cm, Softcover, English
Uma Casa Não se Quer Grande
The exhibition explores the author relationship with his hometown, the city, and the images of the post-industrial suburb while living the 10th anniversery of the economical crises. Wanderings about landscape, perambulation, buildings, finance and commodity.
The title was based on the phrase “A house doesn’t want to be big, it wants to be small like a nest”, that was written in a tile of a vacant house in the city.
12 pp, 50 × 45cm, Offset, Portuguese
Série of three posters. Radio Disrasgardão took place in Porto, during a series of live-streaming radio shows, with different performers and guests.
A book with an in-depth research regarding the cultural phenomena of Tarantismo, for FLEE.
FLEE is a cultural platform dedicated to the documentation and enhancement of hybrid cultures, meaning Alan Marzo, Olivier Duport and Carl Åhnebrink operate as a record label, publishing house and exhibition organisers.
Editorial Design with the studio Non-Verbal Club.
Hardcover, 16,5 × 23,5 cm, 168 pp, Italian & English
TROPO – Figuras coincidentes de um movimento celular, exhibition at Atelier Lógicofobista in Porto.
Artists: Alex Vieira, Ana Borges, Bruno Duarte, Carlos Lima , Cecília de Fátima, Dayana Lucas, Dinis Santos, Inês Castanheira, João Alves, José Mário Macedo, Mariana Sardon, Miguel Carneiro, Nelson Duarte, Paulo Ansiães, Pedro Augusto, Rodrigo Queirós, Rudolfo, Rui Silva, Tomé Tomé and Xavier Paes
A catalog that documents the investigation and elaboration of the permanent exhibition in the Ethnographic Museum of Guiné Bissau.
The story of the museum, and the investigation behind the curse of history, through a 30 years journey documented with texts and essays.
The main part of the book is an editorial exercise to show the found negatives by the authors at the museum, saving and re-publishing some important and also stunning images about the Museum and about Guiné-Bissau itself.
Softcover, 150 × 220mm, 296 pp, Portuguese and Spanish
16x9 stands for "16 dezasseis-noves de fotografias a 4 cores", from Dinis Santos.
In his words: “In the history of the families at the end of the XX century, there is a part of the memory that tells stories at colors and others that do it in black and white. Colored memory is divided into different types, according to the abundance of the magenta, greens, blues or yellows. They are printed memories that mutate through the textures, grammar, and shine of the paper that they live within. Sometimes we’re astonished when one of these images wants to escape the issues of time, remaining timeless. Or when, in a singular way, an image arises colorful in a desaturated medium, outstanding the technique imaginary of its time.”
Photos by Dinis Santos
Softcover, 18 × 24cm, 18 pp
Emblema, Sínal, Símbolo is the result of my master thesis. A research about the relationship between the students of the Fine Arts of Porto, and their political engagement; about their visions and aims for the school and for education. Also, an exercise of how can the work of editing, thinking and transforming images and archive into a book can relate to the work of the graphic designer.
Softcover, 23 × 18,2 cm, 212 pp
Posters for a secret party (not so secret anymore).
Lojas do Porto was an exhibition organized by the museum Casa do Infante, in Porto.
The exhibition intended to highlight the role of the shops in the city of Porto, through time; relating their importance with the character of Porto citizens. Based on a series of objects, documents and images from the cityhall archives, together with some donations from the shops itselfs.
MEXE – Encontro Internacional de Arte e Comunidade, it's a festival in Porto with their 5th edition in 2019.
The theme for this year was "commonality". For one week, the invitation was to question the normative restrictions of life and the problems and restrictions that we face as collective. Aiming to build alternative logics and structures for theaters, performance, music, and all forms of community and artist gatherings, focusing on the public space as an opportunity for constructing more strict relations with the audience.
A Place of Resistence was an exhibithion held at the Portuguese Congress of Psychiatry. A selection of works from psychiatric patients, curated by Guilherme Queiroz, João Eira and Miguel Abreu.
Poster/submission for BURACO DA TORRE – the 9th number of the satiric pasquim newspaper of Oficina Arara.
Book for the opera Rape of Lucretia, at TNSC,
• with Non-Verbal Club.
Noise bombing was a streaming event held during the first weeks of quarantine due to covid-19. Non-organised by Gaspar Cohen, Monique Meneses, Lia Carreira and me, a small-time operation put up hours of performance/music/noise and bombs.
Every year, RUC: Rádio Universidade de Coimbra organizes a stage at the student's commemorations party in Coimbra (Queima das Fitas).
The stage aims to host a space for more contemporary and alternative programmatic of music (concert and DJ sets).
Me and Joana Carneiro draw the identity for the 10th stage, through 8 days of a full and vibrant program with names from the national and international music scene.
Lásca is a Portuguese brand of decorative lighting design. Founded in 2018 by Mariana Ferreira, an architect focused on converting oft-neglected objects, spontaneously combining them with other elements to create uniquely designed lamps. The production is handmade in Porto, seeking uniqueness, quality, and sustainability for each object.
Photos by Joana Carneio
Eurotika is an electronic music party that takes place at Maus Hábitos, Porto.