Object International


Edition 1 —
2018
  1. Ursula K Le Guin
  2. Walter Pater
  3. Thomas Kuhn
  4. Loren Eiseley
  5. Italo Calvino
  6. Giordano Bruno
  7. John Ashbery
  8. Philip Ball
  9. Trumbull Stickney
  10. G.W.F. Hegel


Edition 2 —
2017
  1. Douglas Adams
  2. Terence McKenna
  3. P.B. Shelley
  4. Bruno Schulz
  5. Nicola Tesla
  6. Olaf Stapledon
  7. G.M. Hopkins
  8. Buckminster Fuller
  9. James Joyce
  10. Richard Feynman


Object Int’l —
Info
  1. A rock is a perfect metaphor, an allegory in volume. When placed its sculptural limits beget a kind of artistic proposition — and when considered with reduced anthropomorphism and ungeologically — produce a ready-made analog to the causation and bounds of our attempts at the understanding of all things.

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CARUMA
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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: Pedro Cá
(first pic from Francisco Salis Gomes)

























EX-OPTICO
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Visual fragments.
Ex colonial expeditions.
Afropean relocations.
















TISSAGEM
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Patterns explorations.
Pieces made from second choice products.
Irregularities may be found. Or not.


Bells of Ireland®

The idea of it has never occurred to us, simply because of its supererogation.

We saw no need of the impulse — for the propensity. We could not perceive its necessity. We could not understand, that is to say, we could not have understood, had the notion of this primum mobile ever obtruded itself; — we could not have understood in what manner it might be made to further the objects of humanity, either temporal or eternal.













COMPANHEIRO
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Among the cultural differences from place to place,
the concept of individual and collective, public or private,
clearly reflectes the way people act in social life.
Companheiro - from latin cum panis :
the one with whom we share the bread - is an attempt to response this two dichotomies, individual / collective, public / private, in a very particular act which is to be at the table. The memories and family stories, were the theme for this reflection.














ASSENTO
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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,
of relaxing.


Photography: Pedro Cá








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