Homeware weaved containers inspired from the traditional fruits boxes found in São Miguel.
Designed during RARA 2021 Residency at Walk & Talk Festival, with the help of the artisans Horácio Raposo and Mary Anne Mello.
Curated by Miguel Flor
Images by Mariana Lopes
the short documentary made during the residence
Creative Residence in Mindelo, Cape Vert occured during URDI,
an event dedicated to Crafts and Design whose main subject this edition was Music. Along with a team of Tamboreiros of Kola San Jon - artisans who make and play drums for San Jon festivities, Adalberto da Graça (from Brava), Bartolomeu dos Reis (Santo Antão/ São Vicente), José Miranda (São Vicente), Sebastião Monteiro (Santo Antão), Vlademiro dos Reis (Fogo) and me. This ritual is a strong tradition in the archipelago, and his knowledge travels from father to son, across the country and his diasporic landscapes. Nowadays, less and less people know how to build the instrument so, during this residence, our goal was to unbuilding it so we could understand it better, the differences between islands - materials, language or rhytms -, learn about his history that crosses several countries as Portugal or Brasil, revealing his creoule dimension. The exhibition was thought and produced
in colaboration with The Home Project duo, Álbio Nascimento and Kathi Stertzig.
Photos: Eneida Tavares & Kathi Stertzig (The Home Project Studio)
Centro Nacional de Arte Artesanato e Design
Audio version of the short documentary made during the residence.
Individual Exhibition, SILOS Contentor Criativo (March 2019) Visual fragments from a post colonial hangover. Afropean relocations.
2016 - 2019
Projects developed in duo with Jorge Carreira.
Madeira x Metal and MDF x Metal for VICARA Wood and cooper wire.
Photos: G’day Byron Bay
Video: Tiago Gomes
CARUMA, 2014 - 2021
Ceramics and basketry have walked side by side without
really crossing each other.
In this context arises Caruma, a series of vessels,
containers, formed by a mixed technique – earthenware and basketry -
demonstrating the possible relationship between two different construction
fields, creating a relationship of dependency between them. On the one hand the
earthenware with a strong tradition in the specific context in which the
project was carried out (Caldas da Rainha, PT) and on the other the Angolan
basketry - where part of my roots come from - particularly the sewed coiling
technique. This two materials create a relationship that is familiar to us;
basketry that is lasting to the daily scale, earthenware that is the historical
range. It is intended the intercultural dialogue that mixes closeness to what
is far away.
Materials: Earthenware; Pine Tree Needles; Raffia Photography: Tiago Gomes; Tiago Gomes; Eneida Tavares
EX-ÓPTICO 2018 - 2019
Visual explorations most from portuguese colonial catalogues, others from current work.
Continuing the same
construtive logic as Caruma but this time with
a different material, scale and
typology. With a body scale,
Assento suggests another way of being,