bordas borradas bordões borrões was presented at Portas Vilaseca Gallery, 2015, Rio de Janeiro, BR.
A map of pictures and narratives that address discoveries on borders crossings. Records made on the island of Lampedusa, between Europe and Africa, in Mediterranean Sea, bring reflections about the migration flows today and citizenship laws in Europe for immigrants from countries outside the Schengen agreement area. Lampedusa is one of the regions where many Africans enter Europe today by boat, because of the proximity to the African continent.
The curious fact of being an island the place where one has as restarting point is explored in the works exhibited. An island carries many symbolisms. Dreaming islands is to dream of being separated of the continent. To start from zero, to recreate, to rebegin. Perhaps the urge to discover that led the artist towards the island is similar to the feeling of the immigrant who leaves his continent hoping for a better life, in an utopian comparison. There must be a moment where dreams intersect, one second when one looks at the island from the endless ocean, being in a ship or in a crowded boat.
Blurred Borders carries in the suitcase an utopia of a world without borders. Investigates the savagery that lurks behind dreamlike landscapes and highlights the invisible electromagnetic waves that cause air traffic in the sky of Lampedusa, a children's paradise, scenery before the man came and corrupted it, although the sea remains transparent and inviting.