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Colab w/ Juan Portillo

Colab w/ Juan Portillo

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When Juan moved to Chile, he brought along part of his home in Venezuela. He put together collections of plants he picked out of his parents' garden inside his notebooks.

During the last few years I’ve also been collecting plants. I gather them wherever i go, in Brasil or abroad. In a way I do it to bring these places with me, like very personal souvenirs. But as time passes us by, the plants get older and start to wither.

In that way,  I made this journal with japanese paper, which is a delicate but resistant material that absorbs light and has a certain transparency. Like Junichiro Tanizaki says in his book “In Praise of Shadows”, this paper “gives off no sound when it is crumpled or folded, it is quiet and pliant to the touch as the leaf of a tree.” 

Then making the shattered memories eternal and silent. 

The images of my collections mix with Juan’s. It’s a diary of shared memories, where they mix and resemble each other.

colab with Juan Portillo (Venezuela) for @Meetings.proj

Meetings.proj is a collaborative project between 11 artists from different parts of the planet

producing artworks in the context of the current global quarantine. These participating artists from Hungary, Chile, Venezuela, USA and Brasil, will be collaborating on interdisciplinary works remotely in this first edition of meetings.proj 2020. The result of this project will be a series of exhibitions at the conclusion of the process.

the first edition was already exhibited at @1111_gallery in Budapest, Hungary as part of their ‘Closed Door’ group exhibition in september 2020.

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