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Introdução à Saudade

installation "Introdução à Saudade"
A two faced installation: The shadow drawing and the 
sound work. 
Both of them introduce us to the feeling of « saudade », 
the portuguese emotion that can’t be translated. 
Therefore, without the obstacle of the language I have 
made a sensible introduction of this multifaced feeling 
of longing. In an obscure room with multiple releases of 
sound, and directory lights like the work of Boltanski, it 
can be sometimes uneasy as we get in.  
I explored the theme like a travel story, based on the 
500 years old book « Peregrinação » (  Peregrination ) 
written by Fernão Mendes Pinto. He tells us amazing 
stories of the explorers who left Portugal to discover the 
unknown in the XVI century. So, my project is based on 
the unknown and unseen before.  What a better way rather then the shadows to explore the unknown? 
Introdução à Saudade
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Introdução à Saudade

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