So I refuse to become a pale image of what I have always been to you | 2005



This work is made up of two items from a family archive: a love letter, from which I have borrowed the title-sentence; and a photograph of my father as a young man, possibly taken in the 1940s on Boa Viagem beach in Recife. The colors of his portrait fade very slowly, without ever fully disappearing.

  • 5 hour video loop, edition of 5 + 2 AP
  • concept and editing: Renato Bezerra de Mello
  • EXHIBITIONS:“Déplacements,” Le Showroom, Paris, Françe

Photo: Kristine Thiemann