y [why?]
19.03 – 23.06.2015

Passos do Conselho
Câmara Municipal do Porto

the divided self, spread

We were invited to participate in a collective exhibition that gathered Portuguese artists and designers who were born in the last generation of the 20th century, the designated Generation Y or “Millennials”, which includes individuals born between 1980 and 2000.

y [why?] took place on the ground floor of Porto City Hall from March to June 2015, and was curated by João Drumond and Horácio Frutuoso — Drumond Frutuoso.

the divided self, cover detail

the divided self is a flip-book produced to be presented at this exhibition. The title was borrowed from J. R. Laing's book of 1960, an existential study on madness and sanity.

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the divided self depicts a movement towards its centre.

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We wanted to make a fast-reading object so the flip-book format suited perfectly, and also a reflexive object, where the hardcover isn't outside protecting the content pages, but the opposite.

the divided self, cover the divided self, cover-spread installation view

View from the exhibition.
The book is placed on a table we built for the occasion.

the divided self, spread (detail)

the divided self
Flip–book · 2015

210 x 297 mm
Digital print on 90gr/m2 paper. Silkscreen printed hardcover.
One copy printed in Lisbon in February of 2015.

This project was made possible with the kind help of our friends Catarina Lee (binding), and Leonardo Medeiros (C4D modeling).

Scheiner and Sons

This project was developed for the 2013 EXD biennial, under the theme No Borders, with And Atelier.

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Scheiner and Sons is an installation that explores the possibilities that arise during the drawing process, when confronted with physical, visual and material constraints.

By using a Pantograph our intention was to search for graphic results using small matrices over preexistent graphic shapes.

scheiner and sons — pantograph The Pantograph
A device invented by Christoph Scheiner in 1603 to proportionally and simultaneously transfer and resize a drawing.

We developed a set of representations of physical structures that affect man’s paths, either by being obstacles (A | B) or connections (A → B).

scheiner and sons — matrices scheiner and sons — silkscreen

The obstacle drawings were laser cutted on 4.75 x 7cm Valchromat pieces 12 mm thick. Each piece had 4 holes, that would allow it to be pinned on the table in order for the user to reproduce the drawing.

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The result is an image composed by 2 layers. With the pantograph, the user visually and conceptually created a dialogue between opposite realities, imposing a drawing over an existing one.
These red postcards were silkscreen printed with white ink.

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After taking a seat at the table, the visitor would choose 1 of the 12 matrices, place it over the table, and use the pantograph to duplicate the chosen obstacle, drawing it over 1 of the 12 connection shapes printed on the postcards.

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Subsolo + Submergir
2011 / 2012

Posters for 2 drawing exhibitions by the artist Raquel Azevedo Moreira.
Both exhibitions took place in two different underground parking lots, where the artist hung several high-contrast and big scale drawings of plant roots and seaweeds.

Subsolo — exhibition posters Submergir — exhibition posters

Subsolo (2011)
Handmade transfer, collage
25 copies
250 x 700 mm
xylol and stickers
Submergir (2012)
Handmade transfer, dye
25 copies
250 x 700 mm
xylol and bleach