From the Wind to the Bottom of the SeaMay 21, 2021
From the Wind to the Bottom of the Sea
A candle, a painter and a photographer who decided to work together several years ago and a “madman”, as he calls himself, who reads poems by Sophia de Mello Breyner around the room in the middle of the audience, but with a small detail, the poems they are read in a low tone of voice that no one hears. From the back of the room, someone complains "you don't hear anything", to which the "crazy" responds, loud and clear, "it's really like that"; because?
Just because, it is part of the “madness”.
The main element of this exhibition is the candle that we come across, at the back of the room, as soon as we enter. A sail that has sailed for so many seas, that tells stories of trips, of storms, gales, memories of loves that it witnessed, lives that it witnessed during its own life.
Now the city itself presents itself as the link of the entire exhibition in which the sea, the water, the beach, the wind are the theme of the works exhibited there.
Tim Madeira and António Alves da Costa intervened several pieces of old candles, each with its own history, where they combine photography and painting in the way that only they know how to do, shuffling us, because we don't know where one starts and ends the other .
Also appearing in this exhibition are the wonderful and delicious “Boxes of Memories of the Candles” worked by both with the various “memories” of the sea, the remains of candles that sailed so much, memories, photographs and poems of those who love the sea as if saying “ And I joined the sea ”, just like Sophia de Mello Breyner in her poetry where the sea has a mandatory place.
They are “boxes of memories” that transport us to our own memories and we hardly leave there without remembering “that time we went to” or “that trip we made upstream” or even “that love lived by the sea”. Yes, it is for all these places in our memory that they take us and let us even fantasize and sail “out to sea”.
Also the photographs of António Alves da Costa, in black and white, subtly let us imagine, dream or, why not, also even fantasize about our own stories giving us freedom to fly, smile with the memory that was so well arranged in the our “box of memories”.
Exhibition by Tim Madeira and António Alves da Costa, Reading of poems by Sophia de Mello Breyner, by Carlos de Medeiros.
Curated by Elisa Ochoa, this exhibition is a hymn to the sea or Cascais, a village facing the sea.
At D. Luís I Foundation - CASCAIS CULTURAL CENTER - Cascais
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