Festival L’Éte Photographique, Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, France

Curadoria : François Saint Pierre

1. CHOOSE ME | 2006

I printed up a few thousand inkjet images enthusiastically shot with my first digital camera onto self-adhesive labels and offered them to the public. The exhibition space was slowly emptied of them as the work drew closer to its (never achieved) conclusion.

  • Ink-jet prints on self-adhesive labels
  • variable dimensions

Photo: Renato Bezerra de Mello


For this work I brought characters from family stories and legends into the ordinary world of viewers by recollecting and reproducing black and white slides of old photographs from a variety of sources: from the earliest photography studios of Brazilian portrait artists all the way through to amateur images from the start of the twentieth century.

  • series: three installations with 225 viewers each + 1 AP
  • plastic viewers and B/W slides
  • variable dimensions
  • OTHER EXHIBITIONS: “Achados e perdidos,” Sesc Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil / “Première vue,” Passage de Retz,Paris, France / “Trajetórias 4,” Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil

Photo: Alain Le Nouail, Renato Bezerra de Mello