MA VIE VA CHANGER | Patrícia Almeida e David-Alexandre Guéniot | GHOST | 2015

A MINHA VIDA VAI MUDAR
MA VIE VA CHANGER
MY LIFE IS GOING TO CHANGE
de Patrícia Almeida e David-Alexandre Guéniot
98 páginas | 27,5 x 40cm | 198 imagens a preto e branco
Capa dura | impressão em fotocápia
GHOST Edições, 2015

 

“Durante três anos (2011-2013), colecionámos clippings de imprensa. A Primavera Árabe estava no seu auge, a chegada da Troika (IMF, ECB, EU) à Grécia, Portugal e Irlanda; o terremoto e desastre nuclear no Japão; e um pouco por todo o lado na Europa e EUA, surgem movimentos de cidadãos contra as políticas de austeridade que pretendiam o resgate do sistema financeiro. Longe destes eventos do mundo, mas afetada por eles, a nossa família.
Este livro é um facsimile de album de fotografias, dedicado ao nosso filho Gustavo e ao seu amigo Gaspar (que tinham 5 e 9 anos, respectivamente, em 2011), com a intenção de ser aberto em 2030. Oferece uma viagem através do tempo, de um futuro incerto, para um passado (o nosso presente) onde as fotografias da nossa família  colidem com as que vemos nos jornais. É um livro para ser lido, mais do que apenas paginado.” PA/DAG

3 publicações DR – Um Diário da República 2012 – Kameraphoto e convidados

3 publicações do projecto DR – Um Diário da República 2012 – Kameraphoto e convidados

Please Hold – Pedro Letria / Patricia Almeida / David Gueniot
Éden – Pauliana V.Pimentel / José Pedro Cortes
Cândido – Filipa Valladares (a convite de Guillaume Pazat)

O projecto DR pretende contribuir para a construção de uma memória colectiva sobre o período 2010-2020 em Portugal.
Ao longo desta década, de dois em dois anos, os fotógrafos da [kameraphoto] terão a responsabilidade de documentar extensivamente os acontecimentos ocorridos em Portugal e no ano seguinte de os editar/expor.
Em 2013, o colectivo [kameraphoto] faz 10 anos e decidiu entregar o arquivo das fotografias tiradas em 2012 (uma selecção de cerca de 3000 imagens) a oito dos seus membros para, organizar uma exposição, e editar uma publicação com a colaboração de alguém exterior ao projecto. Durante este ano, a [kameraphoto] apresentará 8 exposições e publicações idealizadas a partir do mesmo conjunto de imagens, por diferentes membros do colectivo.

I Fear Nothing | Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot


I Fear Nothing
Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot

24 pp | colour photocopy
19 x 26 cm
Ghost, 2012

 

I Fear Nothing‘ is a collection of photographs of posters from the demonstration held on October 15 2011, which led to the occupation of the Parliament staircase in Lisbon.

On October 15, the Spanish indignados movement called for a day of global protest. The movement had got its second wind in September, with the “Occupy Wall Street” mass demonstrations in New York. In Lisbon, the protest named “October 15, Democracy goes out!” began with a march across the city. But at 6.30 pm, the protesters invaded the staircase of the Parliament and used it as an amphitheatre to organize a general assembly, the speakers mounted atop a truck addressing the protesters and citizens sitting on the staircase, with the Parliament as their setting. A few hours later, as only a few protesters were still camping in front of the stairs meanwhile recaptured by the police, the empty streets were full of posters that had been held during the demonstration.

http://www.ghost.pt/crbst_4.html

LWTUA (Love Will Tear Us Apart) | Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot


LWTUA (Love Will Tear Us Apart)
Patrícia Almeida & David-Alexandre Guéniot

40 pp | Riso and colour digital offset
10,5 x 16 cm
Ghost, 2012

 

In the early hours of 18 May 1980, on the eve of a first tour in America, Ian Curtis, lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division, hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield. He had just viewed Werner Herzog’s film ‘Stroszek’ and listened to Iggy Pop’s ‘The Idiot’. At the time of his death, his health was failing as a result of the epilepsy and attempting to balance his musical ambitions with his marriage, which was foundering in the aftermath of his affair with journalist Annik Honoré. His wife Deborah found his body the next morning.

The book LWTUA gathers found materials from the Internet: videos-stills from teenagers’ covers of the famous Joy Division song, photographs of fans on the Ian Curtis’s memorial stone at Macclesfield graveyard and comments of this song on forums. The book aims at enriching the iconographic relations between Pop-Rock music, Romantism and Youth.

http://www.ghost.pt/crbst_10.html

All Beauty Must Die (Serigrafia) | Patrícia Almeida & David Alexandre Guéniot


All Beauty Must Die (Serigrafia)
Patrícia Almeida & David Alexandre Guéniot
Fotografia: Patrícia Almeida
Silkcreen on lumisilk paper (90g/m2)
64 x 80 cm
Ghost, 2011

 

‘All Beauty Must Die’ is a reference to the lyrics of Nick Cave’s ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’, a duet with Kylie Minogue released with Nick Cave’s 1996 record Murder Ballads, but also to John Keats’ Ode on Melancholy: “She dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must die”.

The book collects multilingual comments left by anonymous visitors of the show “All Beauty Must Die” presented in 2010 at Museu Colecção Berardo. The exhibition included photographs, a video and posters with pop song lyrics and poetry of the English Romantic period, aiming to evoke an idyllic atmosphere inspired by the ideals of youth and nature.

(Livro: http://stet-livros-fotografias.com/livros/all-beauty-must-die-patricia-almeida-david-alexandre-gueniot/?lang=en)

http://www.ghost.pt/crbst_13.html

All Beauty Must Die | Patrícia Almeida & David Alexandre Guéniot


All Beauty Must Die
Patrícia Almeida & David Alexandre Guéniot

84 pp | silkscreen (cover), riso and offset
19,5 x 24,5 cm
Ghost, 2011

 

‘All Beauty Must Die’ is a reference to the lyrics of Nick Cave’s ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’, a duet with Kylie Minogue released with Nick Cave’s 1996 record Murder Ballads, but also to John Keats’ Ode on Melancholy: “She dwells with Beauty – Beauty that must die”.
This book collects multilingual comments left by anonymous visitors of the show “All Beauty Must Die” presented in 2010 at Museu Colecção Berardo. The exhibition included photographs, a video and posters with pop song lyrics and poetry of the English Romantic period, aiming to evoke an idyllic atmosphere inspired by the ideals of youth and nature.
The intention was to create an indie book of sorts, referencing the world of fanzines, by using a set of highly contrasted black and white images that establish a dialogue with anonymous phrases, be they love messages, political slogans, random thoughts, quotes or testimonies.

http://www.ghost.pt/crbst_5.html