January 30, 2019 in texts

Louisa Elderton ‘not everything in the ship rots in the hold’ (loosely translates – Nem tudo no navio se deteriora no porão)

  You could think of Dalila Gonçalves as an alchemist, after all she has described using ‘materials to speak of themselves.’ Hers is not a workshop grinding away at making…
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January 30, 2019 in texts

Beatriz Alonso “Orchids on the Billiard Table”

Orchids on the Billiard Table.   Of the numerous images Agnès Varda regales us with in The Gleaners and I, her film from 2000, two catch my attention in particular:…
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June 25, 2018 in texts

The objects without qualities (calendar – publication)

Dalila Gonçalves has chosen for this publishing the format of a log book (implied in the Latin origin of the word – calendarium), in which a significant set of works is…
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June 25, 2018 in texts

AGENDA. TO A MINERAL CRAFT

At the first hour to contemplate with the palm the cold magma, to question about its preceding eruption and about its peculiar drawing that its cooling brings to the surface.…
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June 25, 2018 in texts

What is hidden under the rock

I think we are still children. All of us. Perhaps almost all. I don’t know if it matters how many there are if there is still one left. Someone who…
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June 25, 2018 in texts

Are they mountains or aren’t they mountains? They are mountains but they are not mountains.

A first and more distant look leaves no doubt, it is indeed an outline of mountains that clearly shows up drawn on the wall. A kind of strip builds the…
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June 25, 2018 in texts

“the clock has no place in the woods” – Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues

Dalila Gonçalves is undergoing a research on the expressions held by time. A research on the moments that meet and can be measured throughout a gesture, but also a research…
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June 25, 2018 in texts

Play without acts (Peça sem Actos) – Maria Sottomayor

“O vazio desenhava desde sempre a forma do teu rosto Todas as coisas serviram para nos ensinar A ardente perfeição da tua ausência” Emptiness had been drawing the shape of…
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