Welcome to são Miguel
This work was carried out in scope of the artist residence at Pico do Refúgio.
This residence marked my first visit to the Azores Islands. Lost in the middle of the ocean, the archipelago has been romanticized over the years by those who pass by, and the wild innocence of the islands has been gradually lost, opening the doors to the influence of the contemporary.
I went there loaded with many pre-defined ideias, pre-constructed myths regarding these islands and a strong will to confront these ill-informed perceptions with reality.
I decided to build upon the moments and situations I could duly experience, manipulating the places and symbols of São Miguel, mixing them with the notions I had carried onto the Island in order to create my own reality.
This work was exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center, Arquipélago
Exposure O Olhar Divergente
The Artistic Residencies of the Pico do Refúgio as Prospective Heritage
1 May - 30 Jun 2019
Curated by Miguel Von Hafe Pérez