1ª Avenida Residency
Edifício AXA, Porto
clay, wood board, sculpting tools, plaster mask, inject print
The show was produced at the end of the 1ª Avenida residency, also using elements from previous conducted research in Porto.
The wooden plank on the floor still contains clay remains and tools used for the carving of the various pieces in the show whilst also alluding to the photograph of Sara Rodrigues’ father’s hands carrying hundreds of tiny indiscernible pebbles. The other photograph shows him holding a single stone, and this same one is reproduced and enlarged in clay, to be then cast in plaster and presented as a mask on an exhibition stand, stripped of content. Yet the clay pieces on the floor next to it hold the many symbol possibilities taken from observations of previously collected stones. In this way each piece refers back to the other, constructing various ongoing narratives.