« Orange »

  • Mixed media installation
  • in collaboration with Isabel Ribeiro
  • Rosalux, Berlin, 2016

The exhibition’s title refers to the color of the prison uniforms in the United States (especially in Guantanamo), on the hostage-clothes of the victims of Daesh and the „life jackets" of refugees crossing the Mediterranean every day.

1. (Acrylic on fabric, ventilator)
Three variations on the subject of the "rescue vests“ that are left on the beaches of the Greek islands after use. Pixellation - like an incorrect focus - works like a media censorship mercifully hiding shocking pictures to the spectators.

2. (Video 4'39)
We have learned about the life story of an African who tried to come to Europe in a so-called illegal way and swam through the Strait of Gibraltar. To help himself, he built a kind of buoy of empty water bottles. The sound of the video is unpleasant, aggressive, rough. The figure never manages to make the kite soar. The bottles were neither made for flying nor to save economic shipwrecked. The man we met in Morocco has managed to cross the canal, but was caught by the Spanish police on arrival. He waited for the summer to try again. The video also has three acts - three attempts - but only a cheap film trick can help to reach the goal.

3. (Photograph found on the internet and manipulated)
To what extent should one believe the media images? The so-called "photojournalism"? Where does the verisimilitude of war depiction end? And the war itself?

« Holy War III »

  • video 4'39
  • camera: Isabel Ribeiro and âfs
  • editing: Gonçalo Jordão and âfs
  • recorded on Guincho beach, Portugal, 2015
  • Video presented in:
  • "Dig Dig”, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
  • with a performance by Nuno Lacerda
  • curated by Patrícia Trindade


  • Exhibition "Orange"
  • Rosalux, Berlin, 2016


  • Exhibition "What is to be done?"
  • Sismógrafo, Oporto, 2016/17
  • curated by Óscar Faria