The triple screen video installation and photographic series are the outcome of my trip to the wolfram mines in Panasqueira, Moncorvo and Borralha in Portugal and photographic research undertaken at the location.
The use of photography, video with sound in format installation enables to build an experience of the social and economic processes that engulf and shape us, but are difficult to be realized by the naked eye. This is a camera-translated inquiry towards the XX century history of the country bound with its current development. With the use of screens and displays it can serve as a laboratory the viewer is given possibility to wonder through time and space making connections and associations or building new ones. The synthesis provided by the mixture of the media and aggregation of the different geographical sites combined in one visual presentation has the potential of building through aesthetics an emotional impact in the abstract areas of the social that usually remain in the domain of the intellect. The resonance of wolfram mining in Portugal gives a very interesting visual perspective on the past, present and the future of the country’s economic and social development. This is an attempt to build a multilayered visual interpretation of what the artist has been exposed to and experienced at the time of research, combined his my political, economic but also and primarily aesthetic agenda.Print