Casa Forte | 2006



I kept up with in the distance the demolition of my parents’ home in Recife. I was stunned by the e-mailed images I received. One of them showed our favorite gathering  room. Onto a still, lifeless image of it, I projected another (moving)  image—shot 25 years earlier—in which children play in water or try to save one another from drowning. It was December 25, and the neighbor was listening to Christmas music.

  • image (1’48”), sound (5’35”), loops, edition of 5 + 2 AP
  • concept and camera work: Renato Bezerra de Mello
  • EXHIBITIONS:“Inundação,” Museu do Pontal, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil /“Casa Forte,” Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, Sousa (PB), Fortaleza e Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil / “Vuelvo al sur,” L’Été Photographique, Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, France

Photo: Renato Bezerra de Mello