Acting naturally 2013 video

Acting naturally

After building a very detailed and realistic scenery, I hired 27 actors who painstakingly rehearsed and staged this complex narrative telling the story of a group of people that go to a place to look.

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Também isso passará 2012 others

Também isso passará

This sculpture is a film.

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Viagem 2011 video

Viagem

I was invited by Salão de Beleza Bela to make a contribution to their BANALITY SHOW in BELA TV. Here the link page. The challenge: to make a video telling a story as uneventful as possible.

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Revulva 2011 video

Revulva

Putting things out of context was always fundamental to pornography.

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Fosfeno 2011 video

Fosfeno

At first sight you see only white noise. But under the right circumstances, more is revealed.

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Relógio 2010 others

Relógio

Clocks are expected to tell the time. This clock also tells the time, but one that is impossible in our world.

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Maestro 2010 video

Maestro

The maestro is forced to move in a way he never intended to and in this way creates music he never wished for.

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Lisboa, 1962 2008 others

Lisboa, 1962

In 1962 the construction works for the new bridge across river Tejo connecting Lisboa and Almada started. Since then the city’s landscape changed forever. Inspired by a famous tile mosaic of Lisboa’s landscape (found in Museu Nacional do Azulejo), this work recreates a photographic view of the city which lets us see it without the bridge again.

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The Candle 2007 video

The Candle

Just like a real candle, but flat.

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Agartha Existe 2007 others

Agartha Existe

«Agartha Existe» (Agartha Exists) is the result of a workshop given by Hugo Brito which challenged us to create something not based on an predetermined idea or desire but by making it evolve out of an investigation process. The initial imposed subject was Atlantis but everyone was free to organically evolve to something else through investigation.

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Poupe-nos 2007 video

Poupe-nos

«Poupe-nos» is a small 30″ clip made just for fun to participate in a SIC television contest about environment awareness. Authors: Sílvia González, Mário Silva, Rui Almeida and me. It ended up being one of the chosen clips to be broadcasted on Environment Day.

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Photo-reportage on Kashmir 2007 words

Photo-reportage on Kashmir

«Em Caxemira Não Perguntem Por mim» (In Kashmir Don’t Ask For Me) is a photo-reportage I wrote describing how I was scammed in Kashmir while travelling in India in 2004. It was published in the Fugas supplement of the portuguese daily newspaper O Público on March 31st 2007.

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Pin-Up 2006 video

Pin-Up

Pin-up girls always look at us. And they all look the same. Using about 100 photos of a pin-up girl this generative video slowly melts several bodies of a pin-up girl into a single multifaceted body which still insists in sharply gazing at us. Being generated by an algorithm in real time this video never repeats itself and evolves forever.

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Self-portrait 2006 video

Self-portrait

Self-portrait is an installation which consists of a large flat screen placed in a horizontal position and framed inside a box in a way that the screen becomes square. Placed in this way, I look up to the viewers who, in their turn, look down on me.

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Foca 2006 video

Foca

In Portuguese the word “foca” is the imperative tense of the verb to focus. It also refers to the animal seal. This video explores that coincidence.

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Self-trailer 2006 video

Self-trailer

I was asked to make a trailer on myself. I made this video in which, using a video projector, I projected the french trailer of Sergio Leone’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly directly on myself.

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Mecânica da Vida 2005 words

Mecânica da Vida

«Mecânica da Vida» (Life Mechanics) is an essay I wrote in Portuguese dedicated to a friend of mine. It is my attempt to organize in a single text and share with him a bunch of ideas that were scattered in my mind.

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Gel 2005 video

Gel

Flesh melting over melted flesh. Flesh doing what flesh does.

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Emoções 2005 audio

Emoções

The audio piece «Emoções» (Emotions) is the result of a Workshop by Hugo Brito in ArCo. I started by filming footage of 4 drawings and then it evolved from there.

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Still Life 2004 video

Still Life

A homage to classical still life painting tradition.

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