I see collages as a juxtaposition of elements, images and objects which are
incoherent to each other, thereby exercising a decontextualising form of
violence on language and image alike.
The truth is in the deconstruction (Magritte).
They exercise the deconstruction of visual and perceptional language codes
as a form of representation combining images and writing and, by consequence,
the empowerment of the object as supply of sensitivity.
The collages contain a kind of strangeness, a disturbing element
disquieting the spectator/ reader who is confronted to a series of elements
taken from one's everyday life which, being put one next to each other, provoke,
suddenly, an incoherent situation, a source of obscurity and vagueness.
assemblage pieces with found objects and used materials, which others view as
the detritus of life, fascinates me. The possibilities of the used, the
discarded and the throwaway provide me with constant inspiration and creative
challenges.The very nature of the
materials I use to build my assemblages simultaneously binds me to the past,
captures the present and illuminates the future. Assemblage is about making
connections, drawing yesterday into today and projecting today into tomorrow."
om.2012.122 - Isabel Ferreira Alves - Feminine Tale -Collage 10,50cm x 15,50cm - 2011
I make a reinterpretation of a postcard from the 50’s and from a daily life magazine from 2011. The reading is made by a subject in 2011, born in the 1970’s Portugal. An interpretation of the symbolic from the two moments in time as well as from the two spaces, represented here with the presence of words and the infinite array of daily experiences* wish continue to present themselves to us. Then as now.
Isabel Ferreira Alves
Reinterpretação de um postal dos anos 50 e de um pedaço de revista do quotidiano do ano de 2011. A leitura é feita por um sujeito, em 2011, nascido em Portugal nos anos 70. Uma leitura do simbólico dos dois tempos e dos dois espaços, com as palavras e vivências infinitas que se nos / vos apresentam. Então como agora.