ABOUT THE PROJECT*:
Spina is a photographic project that dialogues rhetorically with Ed Ruscha's pioneering projects, but it is a project whose characteristics are absolutely unique to the times we are living in.
Spina is ironic in that it is an "on the road" photographic project at a time when it is not possible to leave the house to do photography. Spina portrays a journey along the backbone of the Algarve - the national road 125, from Vila do Bispo to Vila Real de Santo António.
In Spina we use the available tools in a time of confinement: instead of the physical space we use the continuous virtual representation of the planet provided by Google Street View; instead of the car we use the mouse as a tool to travel in the virtual space and, finally, instead of a film camera we use the "screen capture" shortcut to cut delimited and unique photos from the available continuum.
Spina is a confined reflection about the traces that life inscribes on the road.
After a career in architecture, he dedicated himself to art full-time following a grant from the Gulbenkian Foundation and training in photography at Ar.Co. He divides his activity between artistic production, critique and curating multidisciplinary projects.
He has presented work at BoCA Bienal, Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Bienal de Arte Contemporânea de Coimbra, New Art Fest Museu de Arte de Sintra, having worked with curators such as Delfim Sardo, António Cerveira Pinto or João Pinharanda.