Stories about me

Inkjet print on cotton paper. 46x46cm


“(…) In «histórias sobre mim» (stories about me), Carla Cabanas revisits some themes that she holds dear: memory and portrait. In that rendezvous with the portrayed person, the camera turns into a recorder capturing the answer to the request “tell a story about me”. The pinhole camera does not use lenses, or mechanical components, nor can it generate images from short fractions of time. In the end, there are no recognizable faces left. It is not a work intended for the lasting memory of the person portrayed, but to explore what remains, in its memory, about the artist. The portrait then turns into a self-portrait: an image that in itself contains neither here nor there.”

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Valter Ventura


Exhibition views of Histórias sobre mim at Galeria Magnética, Pavilhão 28, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.
Documentation © Valter Ventura