faca nos dentes, roda no ar
Artist: Mónica Baptista
Curatorship: Dayana Lucas
Opening: 26.11 (FRI), 7pm - 11pm
:: Visit with the curator and artist on opening day ::
“I clearly remember eating the sun and I know that the spirit feeds of vastness, hence the fascination with the horizon, the line that separates us and that separates water from the sky, a limit for our perception. I want to arrive, but I want the journey to be infinite”. MB
“Faca nos dentes, roda no ar” is an installation designed specifically for Maus Hábitos’s exhibition room, which hosts a selection of works in film, photography and sound captured in journeys by Mónica Baptista over the past few years.
The exhibition by Mónica Baptista in partnership with Dayana Lucas was drawn from the complicity between them and offers a path through a territory marked by movements and cadences of images and textures, by the flows and rhythms imprinted by the sound, questioning their ability to give shelter or provide the journey, a suspension. A walk to emptying.
About the curatorship and the artist:
Dayana Lucas was born in 1987 in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2003 she moved to Ponta do Sol (Madeira Island, Portugal), where her parents are from, and in 2006 to Porto where she got a degree in Communication Design in the Fine Arts School (2006-2010). She was co-founder of OFICINA ARARA between 2010 and 2017, where she developed works in design, printing with different techniques and also in the organization of exhibitions, workshops and meetings with the artistic community of Porto. She colaborates since 2010 with the collective SOOPA that unfolds in different areas: music, theatre and contemporary dance.
As an artist she develops a practical research in drawing, with a particular interest in the transition from drawing to sculpture. She also works as a designer in the cultural field, having collaborated with artists and different cultural institutions in Portugal. In 2019 she created the publishing project ORINOCO, dedicated to artist books and other editions.
Mónica Baptista, (born in 1984), is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker based in Porto, Portugal. She studied Fine Arts-Painting and has delved into photography, experimental cinema and documentary, using mainly analog formats as Super8, 16mm and 35mm.
Held several artist residencies: ZDB - Lisbon, Location One - New York, Crater Lab - Barcelona, Atelier 105 - Light Cone - Paris and LEC in Mexico City.
She collaborated in expanded cinema performances with the musicians Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Pedro Burmester and João Pais Filipe.
Her works have been screened and exhibited worldwide in galleries, museums and film festivals.
Her filmography includes “Água Forte” (2018), “May a Hundred Bolts of Lightning Open You” (co-directed, 2015), “Looms” (2014), “Diary “ (2010) BES Revelation Award - shown at Serralves Museum, and the documentary “Territories” (2009) premiered at Critics Week (Cannes) and winner of the Best Director award at the Visions du Réel festival (Switzerland).
She is co-founder of the cooperative Laia, a production and research project in the field of experimental cinema.
Curatorship: Dayana Lucas
General Coordination & Production Direction: Mariana Vitale
Digital Content and Comunication: Filipe Confraria, Mariana Vitale e Rodrigo Rosas
Press Office: Filipe Confraria
Design: Dayana Lucas
Exhibition Montage: Kiko Richard
Cleaning: Manuela Pinto
Organization & Artistic Direction: Saco Azul & Maus Hábitos / Encontros da Imagem