José Carlos Teixeira. On Exile
The fifth volume in the series Ashpit 8 is being published on the occasion of the exhibition On Exile, by José Carlos Teixeira. As well as a set of video stills carefully selected by the artist, the catalogue gathers short essays by the exhibition curators, Ana Anacleto and João Pinharanda, who outline José Carlos Teixeira’s work in general and examine the exhibited project in particular. In his text, João Pinharanda focusses on one of the main features of the video pieces: “The fixed camera angles on bodies/faces of thoroughly-choreographed gestures, the image with no external stimuli, as well as the submission of the viewer throughout the narrative/reflexive flow of each of the testimonies… are used by the artist to battle against what he calls ‘the tyranny of the image’ in the contemporary context of social media.”


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