Individual exhibition at Uma Certa Falta de Coerência, Porto, PT
July - September 2022
Rua dos Caldeireiros is a very clear example of a street that has been drastically transformed by the boom of tourism. Morphing from a dodgy way that most people would avoid passing by, to an apparatus of businesses made for rich visitors, accompanied by some sort of sensational live music playing all day (different covers of Amy Winehouse too). It's on that street that both artists André Sousa and Mauro Cerqueira have been keeping this mythical space that manages to resist through a timeline of 15years. Uma Certa Falta de Coerência has been witnessing a lot*, and I've been admiring it since I was a student in Porto.
I was honoured when they invited me to make an exhibition there, and of course, somehow it caught me in such a busy year! And I was broke. So this show is about that, being broke and busy. BISI BISI is naked but she isn't your busy-girl dream.
*note: Uma Certa Falta de Coerência was very saddened the same year with the death of two of their long-time friends / artists / collaborators - Dan Graham and Pirata ♥
contorted metallic spine, no flesh
bisi bisi bisi bisi
my bed sheet, my spider web,
in my panties, falling?
common place, on the wall
zero zero star zero
desktop through the door
and suspended stone inside
up the stairs, don't go there.
something like dog food remains
looks like the way but it's just the last room.