CAIXA NEGRA happy together 3 | mala voadora Porto, Portugal 2017
A black box is, by nature and definition, a self-absenting space. It aims to highlight the object in its interior. It gives away its own existence. In the context of a debate about human action, about social tensions and about the viability of our own existence, it matters to bring to light all the things that, though existing, have no place, to all the things that, while existing with no voice, are key to any idea of normality or togetherness. This installation proposes an inversion of the rules of visibility on artistic action: it is not about the object, not about the artist; neither it is about the audience: it is about the entity that hold all of them, it is about the physical and social space that allows for art - that allows for life - to happen.