A CASA NÃO EXISTE SEM ANTES SER VIVIDA

With Letícia Costelha

INSTALLATION, WOOD STRUCTURE AND VIDEO PROJECTION Armazéns de Santa Clara

Porto 2018

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Vista da exposição Second Chance, Armazém Santa Clara, Porto, 2018

“A casa não existe sem antes ser vivida” starts from a conscious analysis of the current movement of the city, observing spaces that are part of the identity of its people and specific ways of living that are now distorted by an urban idealization.

It is through a construction that refers to a desmultiplicable social architecture reminiscent of the configuration of the “ilhas” of Porto with its constant readaptations, that this poetic intervention is created, reflecting on issues of housing and consequent experiences of the use of space.

Expectant spaces condense in themselves both a temporal movement of symbiosis with the individual and also the resulting marks reconfigure the space through the materialization of traces of these same experiences, an absent presence.

The creation of an intimate atmosphere, with the awareness of the spatial and contextual presence in urban space, creates a scenario of possible narrative and discursive constructions between the exterior and interior image of the neighborhood building.