Espacio/Jhannia Castro, in Porto, presents the exhibition “Transa Baladas do último sol“. The exhibition is integrated into the calendar of simultaneous openings of Miguel Bombarda.
Ângela Berlinde [ Porto, PT, 1975 ] dives into her archive to extract poetic forms from the cartographic conjuncture that led her to inhabit, in the last decade, two lands intrinsically connected by the expansionism of modern history: her homeland, Portugal, and her mestizo son, Brazil.
TRANSA gives the name to Ângela Berlinde’s show at Espacio / Jhannia Castro and 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.
As an artist and researcher in the field of hybrid photography, Ângela is interested to reflect about the the artist’s place in these dark times and try to reframe the present time, in a poetic attempt to capture the irreversible course of time and all the brutal events that remain to mark course of history. The artist seeks to “shake the waters of an Earth in Trance and dare a transgressor imaginary about the place of the artist, who lives permanently on the edge of the abyss”.
Without fear of the dark, Ângela Berlinde brings to the field of art the political gesture of spreading allegories that hover in limbo, not only between the documentary and the fictional, but between times, between stories and geographies, between past and future, between Portugal and Brazil.
Ângela Berlinde : Transa Baladas do último sol
September 26 to December 31, 2020
Espacio / Jhannia Castro
Rua Adolfo Casais Monteiro, 16, Porto
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 15h30-19h30
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Open by appointment – email [email protected] to schedule a visit. Reserved for groups of max.10 people per hour.