Discurso sobre a origem da desigualdade.* As casas vos esperam.


2011 - Espaço Ilimitado - núcleo de difusão cultural


sanded wood floor, portuguese slate, masking tape, metal figures,

a key, light sensor, sound

50 sq/m


in collaboration with Emiliano Zelada



The feeling of instability, be it real or fictitious, is followed by changes affecting our physical positions as well as the aesthetic perceptions of the world. The exhibition takes the name from Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s writing Discourse on the Origin of Inequality conjugated with the interposition of a thought, where the intervention is the symptom of a path that accompanies the historic moment.


Dealing with the whole gallery’s space, the investigation of what would originate a potential future or an “already shaped” present being, is constructed starting from certain structural “aspects”, each of them taken from their individual perspective; the floors, the windows, passages and doors, the stairs, all components of basic architecture are re-proposed in the state of a process supported by the sound deriving from the natural light changes. Thus sound measures time; a time apparently left waiting, frozen in the keyhole of a door.


* Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1755, De l'Inégalité parmi les hommes, Gallimard, Paris.

fotos: Mariana Gomes