“(…) Relationships and all that they engender – genesis, growth, possibly also decline, and the specter of cessation – are ever-present themes in this book, which provides both visual depth and tactile pleasure. This is a volume that can have a strong effect on the viewer: it is a journey to the interior via the exterior. An important work of fine art photography that engages the viewer/reader in a variety of ways – visually, textually, and viscerally.” – Gerhard Clausing, The Photobook Journal
From the 11th of May to July 7th an exhibition of Portuguese artist Nuno Moreira’s latest work, She Looks into Me, is being held in Museu Municipal de Faro. The installation counts with an exclusive video, made to accompany the pictures, and it’s being shown to the public for the first time in this exhibition.
She Looks into Me is a project developed during two years with real actors and shot in medium-format film. It was thought originally to be a book and the title comes from a poem by French Surrealist poet Paul Éluard.
The series consists of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related. Conceived in a manner very close to theatre, the book is divided in 3 chapters (Being – Becoming – Unbecoming) that explore the idea of human representation and how looking at an image in an active way can evoke more than what is actually depicted in front of you.
From a growing necessity of simplification of form the author takes the reader into a stream of consciousness relation between each picture choreographed to address a sphere of the immaterial and through subtle and evocative nuances talk about symbolic aspects of the human psyche and how we all relate at some point in our lives.
Nuno Moreira – SHE LOOKS INTO ME
May 11th – July 7th 2019
Museu Municipal de Faro
Praça Dom Afonso III, 8000-149 Faro, Portugal