• Seated at a Table with You

    Seated at a Table with You is an essay film where a photographic narrative builds a dialogue between a director and the environment that surrounds him. This frozen moments are a secret affair between a personal vision of a voyeur and a specific place used as a case of study. It brings together images, notes and behaviors contributed from strangers, customers of a coffee shop. From a table of a coffee shop, images reborn as words and words embodied by sounds.

    // Essay film, HD, mp4, black and white, stereo, 01:32:16"

  • Things that I saw through my Window

    Things that I saw through my Window is an essay film based on 31 days of the month of March. A window it is faced as an inspiration to follow narratives and moments from the outside of the streets, which are mixed with reflections from an author that keeps protected from a glass that allows him watching the others without being watched.

    // Essay Film, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 53:23"

  • F*cking Swear Words

    F*cking Swear Words is a contextualization of an insult box where neutral words are threw away in order to understand better the power of swearing. In this video, swear words are used, not only as a warning call, but also as a sample of how much power and meaning words can lost through translations, different ways of intonation and wrong pronunciations.

    // Video Art, HD, mp4, cor, stereo, loop, 09:16"

  • Forbidden Moves

    Forbidden Moves is a performative film in collaboration with Rita Oliveira focused on sensations and repetitions of a daily life of an immigrant. The body expression is explored through feelings such as rejection, loneliness, love, childhood and control. As last component, the theory of the colour yellow is compared to the human and natural behavior bringing inscriptions and failures of two people trying to figure out how to play with the meaning of such a big expression as - fitting in.

    // Video Performance, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 28:38""

  • Portal

    In the first year of his life, Adam created a portal in an attempt to bring some company out of that black hole which he could not see. For years, the portal never worked and Adam, alone, seemed desperate to spend so much time isolated in the darkness of that eternal night which would not let him sleep. The emotional exhaustion was driving Adam to madness and he was almost gone. Falling into a deep sleep, the portal had began to turn into a clear and bright cloud. 24 encrypted codes appeared around the portal but Adam never woke up. He never solved the riddle and his company never arrived. So now, it is time to solve this problem. With the audience seated and the portal waiting to be connected, the analysis begins and I feel that it will be finally, the right time to rescue Adam and put an end in this haze that hangs over us.

    // Video Art, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 03:04"

  • Fora de Tempo

    Isis, Goddess of fertility and maternal love, constantly affirmed: “I was born of myself, I came from no one”. Independent woman of great power and influence, decides to disregard men and recommend all women to create emotional ties with objects. Immediately, all of them fell in love by daily utensils but Isis, can not find the charm that she was expecting. Téo, Supreme God, annoyed of Isis contradicting his rules, decided to introduce a painter with hope that she will fall in love for him. Isis knows the painter but she does not allow to be enchanted by his seduction game. Later, after the painter finishing a painting, he decided to show it to Isis. She knew the image for the first time and felt in love immediately. Fora de tempo is a representation of Isis searching the perfection of this union and love between her and image.

    // Video Art, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 06:39"

  • Scratches from the Dust

    Scratches from the Dust is a 16mm film which is based on explorations of drawing, colorizing and scratching on an empty 16 mm film. Traces of the film dust were layered to create a contrast between the black of the film and the empty areas overloaded of light.

    // Super 8 film, scratches and drawing on empty film, colour, 01:46"

  • Memória de Peixe

    The story takes place in a parallel world to the world that we know, where the brain of every human can only recall memories of the last past three years. This component makes everybody being dependent on devices that were invented to allow them to save older memories. These devices only allow the humans to save three memories which can be exchanged throughout the life by recent memories. Vicente has his device full and intends to save another memory. But for this, he has to choose a memory to be replaced and eliminated from his device and consequently from his consciousness.

    // Short Cut, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 14:19"

  • About Red

    About Red tells a story of one boy who tries to continue his normal life without the presence of his ex-girlfriend. Filipe spends most of his time working in restaurant Red, handing out flyers and wearing a burguer outfit. Annoyed and fed up of being scorned by people on the street while delivering flyers, Filipe begins to have a stronger reason to perform this task every day. Miriam, a dancer from the most important academy of the city, passes by the restaurant Red daily on her way to work and does not go unnoticed by Filipe, who immediately gains a platonic obsession for the dancer.

    // Short Cut, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 12:35"

  • Vestidos em corpos que não sabemos usar

    Vestidos em corpos que não sabemos usar sends us back to our essence and awareness of man as an animal, as an integral part component of nature, as being naked of all prejudices, rules and impositions by which he allows himself to be chained throughout life.

    // Video Art, HD, mp4, colour, stereo, 01:11"

  • #1M

    #1M elevates human body as an abstractionist sculpture. Light, shadows, skin and shapes are four elements that are explored throughout the work. Segments are isolated where, in an illusory way, we lose the perception of the body parts that is actually represented. These images are their own identity. The inexistence of facial references, appeals for an evaluation in a different way to what we usually have in our daily lives. Features such as: skin pigmentation, texture, light, shadows and lines are the only photographic information that drive us to a perception of each one photography.

    // Prints on fabric, 200 x 160 cm

  • The Colour of my Genes

    The Colour of my Genes brings together documentation of a pursuit for a harmonic relationship between comfort and fear. Culture, language, bodily expression, time, and identity are components that are located in an adaptation process which new rules are imposed to break habits from a past which the only things that remains are memories. The duality among color as a mood and genes as human existence forces the author to face the mirror not only as a reflection of beauty but as a tool to remember and produce.

    // Mixed-Media Installation, variable dimensions

  • As linhas que o meu corpo vinca

    1. Imagine that you are in a dance show and you are seeing a stage full of bodies in movement.

    2. Now remove the flow of each movement and all the emotions that the interpreters draw with their body.

    3. The stage seems empty without movement. All you can see is static bodies staring at empty points.

    As linhas que o meu corpo vinca challenges the creative process of a choreography. The use of technology to build still images and the reconstruction of a choreography shows a deep analysis of a dancer, performing without dance. A battle between body and silence which space and time are the only elements ticking.

    // Video Installation, HD, mp4, colour, loop, stereo

     
  • Positive Signal + Negative Math

    Positive Signal + Negative Math is an exploration of analog film through video bringing such components as performance, light and photography to develop a personal perspective about the polarities of the black and white and the positive and negative film.

    // Video Installation, HD, mp4, black & white, loop, stereo

  • Tear de Reflexos

    Tear de Reflexos is an audiovisual installation with 6 autobiographical projections. Conscious or unconsciously each of us carries emotional luggage (traumas, memories, experiences), which can be released, overcome or even that can crush us forever, preventing us from taking powerful steps, towards the future.

    // Video Installation, HD, mp4, colour, loop, stereo

  • Seated at a Table with You

    This object is a secret affair between a personal vision of a voyeur and a specific place used as a case of study. It brings together images, notes and behaviours contributed from strangers, customers of a coffee shop. This is the most information that many of you will receive from a man who has been seated on a chair for one month, looking for an inspiration and discover how to engage with a different culture. These quieter images show us an interaction from the eyes and mind of a voyeur drawing segments of a daily routine of complete strangers through words and a machine with lens.

    The pages of this book are frozen moments of an essay film which forces egomania playing a game of cat and mouse with the issues of signature, property, secrecy and a desire of drifting the author as a narrator on a process of metamorphosis with the concern of ‘How to frame stories?’.

    From the table of a coffee shop, images reborn as words and words are embody by sounds.

    // First Edition, 137 pages, 23,5 x 16,5 cm, 160gms matte paper (white) and 90gms matte paper (white), Inkjet Printing, Perfect Binding

  • Sterile

    A book from a book impossible to reproduce. The project born from a book built through collage artworks which folded pages with different layers, textures and arbitrary inscriptions are emerged giving rise to a large leaflet of a daily life of a man addicted to old films and music industry.

    // First Edition, 33 pages, 9 x 13,5 cm, 160gms matte paper (white), Inkjet Printing, Pamphlet Binding

  • .jpg of a life in common

    An experimental book as connection of my private information from my internet navigations. What happens when you try to develop something based on the files that you keep in your computer?

    .jpg as an expression / .jpg as a diary / .jpg as a friend .jpg from my computer / .jpg from heart / .jpg from my days / .jpg from my generation / .jpg from photoshop / .jpg in pixels / .jpg telling my life / .jpg compressed / .jpg of an archive / .jpg from my camera / .jpg as stills of my favourite movies / .jpg of his life / .jpg of my family / .jpg of my friends / .jpg from internet / .jpg from google / .jpg from you / . jpg of a life in common

    // First Edition, 4 versions (yellow, green, purple and red), 102 pages, 12 x 18,2 cm, 160gms matte paper (white) and 90gms matte paper (colourful), Inkjet Printing, Coptic Binding

  • 1 morgado 2 moradias

    Collect images and collect memories. If we stop a little bit to think about the time is an imaginary construction, an idea that allows us to know who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

    This books that you are holding, preserves temporal images. The work of Fábio Carvalho tells us about the cross of different memories. We can see the images exposed on this book and we can feel, remember and associate personal experiences that are common to us as well. The lineage and the game of colours fused with the shape of memory/ images that this physical object (book) acquires a meaning. In Camera Lucida written by Roland Barthes, he talks about punctum and stadium. In this artist book, that expressions are “edited” and “extended” across the entire physical surface of this project.

    Narratives come to us while we leaf through, and you can smell and feel all these pages that escape from our hands and from the reality of our lives.

    // Text written by Rodrigo Gomes, 2017

    // First Edition, 69 pages, 9 x 13 cm, 120gms matte paper (white), Inkjet Printing, Coptic Binding

  • O iluminarium

    Collect images and collect memories. If we stop a little bit to think about the time is an imaginary construction, an idea that allows us to know who we are, where we came from, and where we are going.

    This books that you are holding, preserves temporal images. The work of Fábio Carvalho tells us about the cross of different memories. We can see the images exposed on this book and we can feel, remember and associate personal experiences that are common to us as well. The lineage and the game of colours fused with the shape of memory/ images that this physical object (book) acquires a meaning. In Camera Lucida written by Roland Barthes, he talks about punctum and stadium. In this artist book, that expressions are “edited” and “extended” across the entire physical surface of this project.

    Narratives come to us while we leaf through, and you can smell and feel all these pages that escape from our hands and from the reality of our lives.

    // Text written by Rodrigo Gomes, 2017

    // First Edition, 69 pages, 9 x 13 cm, 120gms matte paper (white), Inkjet Printing, Coptic Binding

  • Unfolder

    Forcing the creation of books through other books, Unfolder brings a monthly visual diary developed during one month of engagement and rediscover of a new culture and new entertainments.

    This artist book recreates new narratives through narratives belonging to the others. The method of creation was based in a spontaneous selection and collage of inspirations and visual attractions. Secondly, these images were worked through mix techniques such painting, inscriptions and hand-writing.

    // First Edition, 252 pages, various dimensions and papers, coloured pens, watercolours, fountain pen, Coptic Binding

  • Coming back to

    For three years, Fábio de Carvalho kept analog photos of moments that he lived. This project is a work in progress that had a beginning in 2016 and the intention is to explore different techniques, different papers, ways of printing, binding and mainly, recreate new images and displays to past memories.

    // 1st Book – First Edition, 27 pages, 10,5 x 14,5 cm, 90gms matte paper (white), Inkjet Printing, Pamphlet Binding

    // 2nd Book – First Edition, 47 pages, 10 x 14 cm, 120gms matte paper (white), Risograph Printing, Coptic Binding

  • Triale

    A photography book that began through deep looks in different ways of how a women can move. Triale brings four different segments: the female body supported by the materiality of our daily lives, well-being in a private space, self-control and emotional stability and as last, details that creates affective relations with our eyes.

    // First Edition, 43 pages, 18 x 26 cm, 120gms glossy paper (white), Inkjet Printing, Coptic Binding