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A Matriz e o Intervalo

Inkjet print on cotton paper, variable dimensions.

2017

During the Walk & Talk Festival artistic residency, in 2016, Carla Cabanas had the opportunity to access part of the photography archive from the Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgada. This archive contains a peculiar collection from the first half of the 20th century, consisting of photographs of photographs, depicting portraits and landscapes, scenes from the daily life, domestic interiors and aspects of labour. These images result from the act of photographing a photography, a common practice in those days that served several purposes, namely to do photo montages, duplications and enlargements, or simply to preserve the matrix.

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CREDITS:
Exhibition views of A Matriz e o Intervalo at Instituto Cultural de Ponta Delgada – Walk & Talk Art Festival, Açores, Portugal, 2017.
© Carla Cabanas