Exhibition view at Contemporary Gallery of Museum of Serralves, Porto (2016)
“The Book of Thirst” is an installation environment composed of five 16mm projections converging to a picture which evokes a theatre of memory. The core of the work is made of the subtleties that arose from our interest in thinking about the relation between thirst and curiosity as vital instincts.
Three projections compose a central folding screen, displaying a plastic bottle, pieces of squid and an octopus slowly rotating in an hypnotic movement. One of the other films brings together a series of animated photographs of people drinking or in moments of elation, in opposition to images of captive animals and masked figures, connected through free associations and formal analogies. The fifth film is centred on a journal which is filled with drawings of imps, bringing to mind an idea of transgression that resonates from the origins of cinema itself.
Exhibition view at Contemporary Gallery of Museum of Serralves, Porto (2016) / Photos by Filipe Braga