Hangar Residency, Lisbon - Portugal, 2016
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On 1 November 1755, on the day of all saints, a great earthquake, followed by fire and a tsunami, devastated the city of Lisbon. In 1999 on the Algarve coast, hundreds of people were evacuated from the beach in the face of a possible giant wave. The first event left deep marks in Lisbon giving rise to a new route for the city. The second, however, would later be confirmed with a collective illusion. A mirage generated by the thermal and optical effect known as fata morgana.
From the historical investigation of these facts and other adjacent issues that this theme can generate, such as: simulation devices and earthquake measuring equipment, photographic techniques for recording and calculating movement, holography and mirage, the artist will develop a series of experiences that will result in unpublished works.
The project is funded by the Bolsa de Artes of Fundación Botin (Spain) in partnership with the artistic residency Hangar (Lisbon), with funding from the Directorate-General for the Arts - Government of Portugal.