GONÇALO  BIRRA



                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                      

 
                 

                                                                                                                           

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After all is not just there, stagnant and inert. And it’s not that it isn’t announced and so it becomes voyeuristic – we’re aware of its presence in the space and of how much it interferes with, and remembers, that which is happening in that same space.

These agglomerated considerations, stories, decisions and gestures, also amalgamate that which we do with it, in front of it, around it and behind its back(s). It might not be vigilant (I would rather it isn’t), but it relinquishes its apparent severity – it lets itself be impressed upon, and reflects back. Not quite like a mirror – more like a book, it starts reading more between the lines, different intonations here and there conferring it yet another significance.

It does witness and it does record that which it is witnessing. And it’s fascinating how it can forget too, it’s your choice. I choose for it to remember and for it to continue amalgamating – shapeless, formless, ever-changing, until one loses it. When it becomes ungraspable then we have something else.

Its agility relies on its energy for initiation – and memorising capability. However, it is not that stern, not how I see it. Its memories are constantly displaced, re-arranged and re-oriented (the way I see it).





       
                                                     
 

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