Permanent installation created for Festival Iminente, curated by Underdogs Gallery. \ Panorâmico de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal — 2020
This piece was created in partnership with Artworks and Impersol, commissioned by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa.
Of gender, race, rights, options.
This concept seems so obvious and natural that it is somehow absurd to still have to fight for it nowadays.
Based on the stained glass panels found in temples that portray dogmas to the religions represented, the idea was to use the same visual language, with the same communication power and impact, changing the context, changing the narrative, to a contemporary subject, that needs to be part of the conversation e that should already be an unquestionable reality.
Times are changing and the future is uncertain, but there are no excuses to keep a closed mind, it has to be a collective effort for progress.
Equality / Chapter II
“Times are changing.”
Working on an installation with a subject like equality only made sense if there was a dialogue, if the message became bigger than the aesthetics, if there was an opportunity to collaborate with a badass female artist, so i invited Cristiana Morais to create a photography work based on the installation i created for Festival Iminente.
i am truly amazed and super proud of this collaboration, Cristiana has a powerful and unique way to approach equality and body positivity, the models were so amazing, in no time they created an atmosphere of community and freedom, something beautiful to experience.
Chapter II came to life as a way to showcase the magic that happened this night, but also to allow experimentation, to find new ways to continue this dialogue over something so important.
It was beautiful to see the exchange of ideas between Crack Kids Studio, Cristiana and everybody involved in this project, i couldn’t imagine a better way to embrace the idea of EQUALITY.
EQUALITY became the visual manifestation of something essencial to this project, the idea of starting a conversation about equality of gender, race, rights, options, but in reality, about freedom, about claiming our right to see change, to be a part of change, towards a more inclusive, understanding and free environment for all.