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Hugo Guerreiro
From September 10th 2004 to October 16th 2004
Mettre les mots à nu

Two dominant themes characterize the recent work of Hugo Miguel Serra Guerreiro: the spatialization of time and memory and the altering of perception, triggered by a different relation to words. Themes that mirror the craft of the artist himself, his relentless mapping of the world. In Fragile world of ideas, time is spatialized through the tip of a red marker, when a humanoid’s failed attempts at making sense of its experience in time, registered in random movements captured in real time by a camera, translate into fragmented writing. As the viewer projects his/her own experience onto the narrative unfolding on both the wall and the writing surface, the contrast between spatio-temporal dimensions allows for a more encompassing reading of the experience of time.

In one of the other works, a central piece in this exhibit, a certain sentence ethereally flickers against the background in a selected area of the gallery, framing the viewer’s experience of that space, thereby allowing for the transformation of his/her perception of it. An experience that also triggers a questioning of the power of the words themselves. An intangible but indelible power, since it’s only while exposing its inherent fragility that the word also reveals its immense strength.

Hugo Miguel Serra Guerreiro’s artwork is, therefore, a gesture where the magic of perception unfolds, beyond meaning. A gesture that offers itself. An endless celebration of encounter. But it is for the viewer to discover what this means, and to cherish that discovery.
- Pedro Schachtt Pereira, 2004