Simulations




Setting the Internet as a space of infinite possibility of images and links between themselves, the line between real and fake is lost in the horizon of a google earth landscape.

A virtual world of self-referential metaphors that look to repeat and plagiarize reality into new languages. Edited, recreated, transformed as versions of themselves, the images look for the simultaneous cybernetic and human perfection.
The white wall is taken as a white screen where slowly, the images become dispersed and separated from their initial origin and from what was left behind, towards a contrast of the clean, the high resolution, the hyper realism...





           





Simulations, inkjet prints, plastic plant Fejka from IKEA, optical fiber lamp, toy car; variable dimensions.
‘Onde o Vento vai dar a Volta’ exhibition, at Mundano Gallery, Porto. (May 2016)











Installation view.
Inkjet print of a Google
Earth screenshot of the
“Palm Jumeirah” artificial
archipelago in Dubai,
alongside a plastic plant
Fejka from IKEA.


Simulations was exhibited collectively with Sara Carneiro and Luis Santos in the exhibition Onde o vento vai dar a volta at Mundano Gallery.
The work was created and installed with different kinds of images and with some found objects, like the optical fiber lamp and a toy car, all combined from various artificial and simulated natures, of copies and virtual realities; from the video-game Grand Theft Auto V, Google Earth and Google Maps, to Google Images browser, Youtube and other websites — where a proximity to a perfect aesthetic realism is constantly tried.


By exploring the appropriation and the circulation of images through the Internet, I want to question how this deep and layered transformation of the image and Photography’s contemporary use, alters our perception of reality.













Installation view.
Inkjet prints of screenshots
taken from Youtube videos
and documentaries about
humanoid robots;
screenshots of Google Earth
landscapes, and photographs
taken with the camera of the
character inside the video game
Grand Theft Auto V.