Installation view: Olho-Cego (Blind-Eye), 2017. Installation, slide projection, 117 35mm slides, 5 hand blown glass balls, 4 slide projectors, self-timer, 4 motorized rotating structures, variable dimensions
Hugo de Almeida Pinho combines theoretical research and metaphorical or deliberately ambiguous proposals to explore the inherent qualities and potentialities of images. His work considers the nature of images and their capacity to alter and manipulate reality and perception. Through a complex meditation on the status of images in the contemporary world, it examines concepts such as absence and latency, erasure and revelation, or impermanence and displacement in relation to various cultural, historical and socio-political systems. Using a variety of mediums, his context-specific projects aim to reflect the autonomous, unstable and variable nature of visuality and images as well as the historical construction of vision and the way in which technology mediates and shapes our perception.
Sara Castelo Branco