CIAC researchers exhibit at Carpe Diem
The 17th collective exhibition opens on May 10, at 3:00 p.m., at Carpe Diem – Centre for Art and Research, in Lisbon, featuring works by André Banha, Carla Chaim, Dalila Gonçalves, Edgar Pires, Tim Etchells, Tito Morais and Susana Anágua (with the collaboration of Ana Romana) – both CIAC researchers.
Susana Anágua uses the materials light and water as metaphors for two art installations in the Pombal Palace. The building sits subtly on the Rua do Século, extending into an inner garden area reserved for visitors to the palace. With a view to uniting these two realities, the street connected to the city and public life and the inner space of the garden related to the private, the two proposed installations pass through the various rooms of the palace, joining the building’s eastern side to its west-facing rear. The sunlight that dominates the spaces, morning and afternoon, and the controversial process of diverting public water from the Lisbon Aqueduct, by the Marquis of Pombal, during its extension works, serve as the pretext for the creation of the two installations presented.
Ana João Romana, in collaboration with Susana Anágua, makes a portrait/installation of time and space using the work “O Desvio…”, recording every hour of natural light, from dawn to dusk, associating with the exhibition and identifying distances, directions and geographical locations of the water diversion made by the Marquis of Pombal, between the Mãe d’Água and the Pombal Palace, now inhabited by Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa. As the Marquis de Pombal was the first statesman to use cartography as a work tool, Ana João Romana will publish a map that maps light and water, as references present in the work of Susana Anágua.