Transpondo ou Galgando
Cycle "Poetic or Political?", curatorship by João Baeta
Transposing or crossing over - Limamil's meta-photography
The exhibited trilogy consecrates an artistic labor that transcends the physical space devoted to each of the photographic images. The artifacts in question, both as a whole and individually, bind the emergence of transposing the space to which they are confined, almost struggling physically and face-to-face with the observer. There is an underlying concept to this exercise by Limamil that breaks with the frames and dares to break glass, as if it were vital to gain an additional space for the photograph to be able to breathe.
The visual impact received by those who observe each of the recorded instants reflects the effect of a procedural journey between the moment of photographic capture and an action that suggests an escape from the technological device used. The author leaves a margin of daring to the observer to perceive the temporal dimension of the circumstance that results in the apparently paradoxical binomial between what is static and what is expressed as kinetic.
In the realm of physicality captured by the photographic agent, who hereby assumes a double status as a photographic actor, there is something that impels the individual to an explicit drive: to release photographic tension beyond its limits.
The most memorable moment of his artistic journey occurred during his adolescence, when he acquired his first camera, a Kodak 110, which cost him almost 3 weeks of pocket money. Since then, the technological medium of photography has become the perfect tool for all the development of his artistic work, and is still today his favorite research tool. His most recent visual productions presented in the exhibition Transfotografia #01, are also produced from a strong inspiration in technique, history and concepts of the photographic medium.
He was teacher at ESAP, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, in the photography course. He is now doing a PhD in Valencia at UPV, in Arte: Producción e investigación.
He was an assistant professor at the ICP - International Center of Photography in New York. He produces photographic documentation for public and private institutions since 1997. He works at FBAUP, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, as a photography technician. He also develops several projects as a curator and artist. His work is represented in several institutions and private collectors.
Poetic or Political?
Curated by: João Baeta
Production: Mariana Vitale
Communication: Filipe Confraria, Joana Lopes e Mariana Vitale