Hall of Mirrors
This series appears as a fictional, non-linear narrative where we witness a woman’s intense psychological moment.
Hall of Mirrors refers to the ambiguous world of a woman who seems to exist in a limbo between the real and the imaginary, seemingly absent and disconnected from reality because parallel to the world we see in the photographs there is another, an internal realm that exerts a strong influence on the character.
Carrying a loose narrative, the images leave room for subjective interpretation on the complex relationships we have with ourselves and the human condition. Like mirrors, they echo back to us that which dwells in the deepest, darkest recesses of our soul and reflect questions asked by the character about who we are, and who, perhaps we would really want to be.
Through a female gaze and the use of self portraiture Hall of Mirrors aims to examine preconceived notions of womanhood, their influence on our social identities and how we see and present ourselves in a society of ‘keeping up appearances’.
Born in Portugal in 1980, Patricia started her career as a dancer and worked with dance theatre companies around Europe and the UK where she lived until 2015.
Patricia’s journey into the photography world started in 2018 with various photography courses at Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem (IPCI) where she gained a Masters in Artistic Photography in October 2020.
Her latest work, Hall of Mirrors, has been awarded a Bronze at the Budapest International Foto Awards, Honorable mention at the Tokyo International Foto Awards and selected as Editor’s Pick in the LenseCulture Art Award.
Patricia’s photographic language relies strongly on her experience as a performer. Patricia works primarily in self-portraiture to illustrate scenes that explore our human sensibilities through abstract stories with a visual dialogue between the viewer and the artist.