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Claudio Reis

http://www.umclaudio.com

Porto, Portugal
Cláudio Reis (b. 1980). Visual artist currently based in Porto, Portugal. His work deals with the intricacies of our perception and its representation through images. Emerging from an architectural background, in 2014 he obtained a Master of Arts in Photography at the School of Arts, Catholic University of Porto. The pursuit of his artistic practice has recently made him start a PhD research in Digital Media, in conjunction with the University of Porto and the University of Texas, Austin, USA.

Circus


A playground for meaning

Circus


A playground for meaning
Follow Alice through the looking glass

As if the weight of reality was not enough, Alice dared to go through the looking glass. There she found a dimension long sought after, concealed under the surface of things.

Following the tale of Lewis Carroll, we do not propose a site-specific project; instead we propose an open-framework to generate public discussion: a series of purposely-undefined architectures, each setting playing on ambiguity as a function in itself.

We live in a society of the spectacle, inner substance being constantly surpassed by outward looks. Facing this paradox we aim to question architecture anew by dealing with one of its greatest temptations (and possible pitfalls): the creation of images.

Staring at the elusive suggestion of color, matter and context – somewhere in-between the vaguely familiar and the slightly uncanny – the passer-by is engaged to wonder what each building could (or perhaps should) be, the simulacrum of model realities ultimately becoming a playground for meaning.


Circus


A playground for meaning

Circus


A playground for meaning
Follow Alice through the looking glass

As if the weight of reality was not enough, Alice dared to go through the looking glass. There she found a dimension long sought after, concealed under the surface of things.

Following the tale of Lewis Carroll, we do not propose a site-specific project; instead we propose an open-framework to generate public discussion: a series of purposely-undefined architectures, each setting playing on ambiguity as a function in itself.

We live in a society of the spectacle, inner substance being constantly surpassed by outward looks. Facing this paradox we aim to question architecture anew by dealing with one of its greatest temptations (and possible pitfalls): the creation of images.

Staring at the elusive suggestion of color, matter and context – somewhere in-between the vaguely familiar and the slightly uncanny – the passer-by is engaged to wonder what each building could (or perhaps should) be, the simulacrum of model realities ultimately becoming a playground for meaning.



Idea by

Claudio Reis
Porto
Portugal
Cláudio Reis (b. 1980). Visual artist currently based in Porto, Portugal. His work deals with the intricacies of our perception and its representation through images. Emerging from an architectural background, in 2014 he obtained a Master of Arts in Photography at the School of Arts, Catholic University of Porto. The pursuit of his artistic practice has recently made him start a PhD research in Digital Media, in conjunction with the University of Porto and the University of Texas, Austin, USA.