Posso perguntar o que é que está a fazer? [Can I ask you what are you doing?]

September 28, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Quando pendurámos as primeiras imagens, os transeuntes passavam, não olhavam, não paravam, como se a nossa presença não estivesse ali, como se lhes bastasse desviarem-se de nós, qual pedra de calçada no caminho, obstáculo que somos às suas vidas que transportam e não nos vêm, não nos querem ver, têm medo de perguntar, têm medo de questionar e de se questionarem sobre quem somos, o que fazemos, que imagens são aquelas, ou até mesmo se temos o direito de ali estar.

Hoje, enquanto pendurava 4 imagens que registam as que anteriormente ali estavam, um senhor que passava perguntou-me o que fazia, porque o fazia e que imagens eram aquelas. Penso que foi o primeiro com coragem para o fazer e curiosamente fê-lo com a vontade de mudar de tema e de me contar a sua vida, toda (ou quase). Serão estas imagens justificação para comunicar? A imagem enquanto forma de abordagem sociológica e social?

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Ao senhor, que retomou o seu caminho, sucedeu-se uma senhora que, tal como o seu antecessor, usou a exposição como forma de abordagem, e de expor as suas questões urbanas.

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While we were hanging the first images, the passersby passed right through us and didn’t look or stop, as if we weren’t there, as if they just needed to divert, like they would do with any stone on the sidewalk, obstacles to the lifes they carry and they didn’t see us, didn’t want to see us, were afraid to ask, to question us and themselves of who we were, what we were doing, what images were those, or even if we are entitled t be there.

Today, while I was hanging the 4 images that record the ones that were previously there, a man that was walking by asked me what I was doing, why I was doing it and what images were those. I got the notion that he was the first one with courage to do it and curious enough, he did it because he wanted to change the subject and tell me is entire life (or almost). Can these images be a reason to communicate? Can the image be a way to a sociological and social approach?

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The man returned to is way and a lady stopped and, such as her predecessor, used the exhibition as a way to approach me and, on this case, to tell me her urban concerns.

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