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“Post it on going” Collaboration with visual artist Vernaculisamentalisador

What better way to start posting some work on the blog than doing so with a collaboration? In this case, the “Post it on going” project with the amazing visual artist Vernaculisamentalisador. From video, to drawing, music, performance and urban art, this guy does it all and it’s always with great anticipation and a huge smile on my face that I receive his proposals to participate on his projects when I’m in Porto, Portugal. It’s really a pleasure and a blessing to be invited by other artists to act as a special guest, to testify on a creative process, being a part of it as an active member and by transforming someone else’s ideas and actions into images.

Since the official description of the project is written in Portuguese I’ve done a free translation as this is an international blog being written in English ( Why I write in English and not in Portuguese – my native language – or even Castellano or Catalan – the official languages of Spain and Catalunya, respectively –  its something that requires an entirely different post. )

“Our gestures say more than we think. Our body movement denotes more than we sometimes wish. When we reflect on the gestures we may feel limited or inhibited. In this endless work, one explores the materialization of the gesture, in this case a concrete and vulgar gesture, sticking a post-it. It could be sticking a perfectly ordinary sticker, like those who come in fruit and are free. Or personalized stickers, like the Made in China from the Super Gorrila’s collective. But the option is to use post-it for two reasons, first because it brings us to the ready-made aesthetics and speech, second, because it brings no text or image. It is his own text and image, its form and content. However we can add text or image if we will, previously or later. Serves as a reminder or message, serves as a memory or dream, past or future. Our gestures drive a symphony, intimate and social at the same time. Through gestures we filed a spatial and temporal reality. We define areas for action and run-time. Walking is one of the gestures, actions, more trivial and thus more human. In this essay, presented here the two gestures merge, walking and sticking, which basically embody the same challenge, enunciate a space for action and a time of existence from the everyday and the ordinary.

With special thanks to Aisa Araújo and Cláudio Sousa”

( Note: This is a free translation, the official brief of the project is written in Portuguese, and you can find it either after the next photos or at Vernaculisamentalisador’s Blog)

Here is original version:

“Os nossos gestos dizem muito mais do que julgamos. O nosso movimento corporal denota mais do que por vezes desejamos. Quando reflectimos sobre os gestos podemos sentirmo-nos limitados ou inibidos. Neste trabalho sem fim, explora-se a materialização do gesto, neste caso um gesto concreto e vulgar, colar um post-it. Poderia ser colar um autocolante perfeitamente vulgar, daqueles que vem na fruta e são gratuitos. Ou autocolantes personalizados, como o Made in China do colectivo Super Gorrila. Mas opta-se por usar o post-it por duas razões, primeiro porque remete-nos para a estética e o discurso ready-made, em segundo, porque não traz texto nem imagem. Ele é o seu próprio texto e imagem, sua forma e contudo. No entanto podemos adicionar-lhe texto ou imagem se quisermos, anteriormente ou posteriormente. Serve de lembrete ou de recado, serve de memória ou de sonho, passado ou futuro. Os nossos gestos dirigem uma sinfonia social e intima ao mesmo tempo. Através dos gestos instauramos uma realidade espacial e temporal. Definimos áreas de acção e tempo de execução. Caminhar é um dos gestos, acção, mais triviais e assim mais humano. Neste ensaio, que aqui se apresenta fundem-se os dois gestos, caminhar e colar, que no fundo concretizam um mesmo desafio, enunciam um espaço de acção e um tempo de existência a partir do quotidiano e do vulgar.

Com o particular agradecimento  a Ana Isa Araújo e Cláudio Sousa.”

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