» Terra Incógnita (2021)
collage on japanese rice paper, beeswax
205 x 93 cm
olhar, olhar de novo, olhar melhor
collage as occupation and premonition
I used found objects in my work, appropriating the city as my inner and outer landscape
When we first met, Nina was working regularly with collage and I had just set up my printmaking workshop. It seemed obvious to us that we could experiment with different collage techniques using the press. It didn't work. Nina was surprisingly undisciplined.
Paper - impermanence, lack of clarity. Paper records, paper seals, paper burns.
In Nina Fraser's work, collage is not montage, instead it stabilizes on an image that seems to be already there. Hence my mistake. The collage is prior to itself and constructs a necessary and unknown space and place. The movement is one of recollection, cutting, reconstruction, and occupation. But the important word here is movement. One image is followed by another. Stable or not so stable. The clear mastery of the composition is reassuring. But if we look again, we look better.
a shelter from storms...
Full text by Ana Lúcia Natividade, in collaboration with the artist, below
» Chama (2021)
reclaimed bass clarinet fragment / sound piece by Paulo Galão