Portugal, 2019. HD video projection with 2 channels, sound
with 4 channels, colour, loop.
Video post-production: Diogo Tudela, Jonathan
Saldanha.Camera: Catarina Miranda, Sofia Arriscado,
Jonathan Saldanha.Body: Igor Bisser.Som sound: Jonathan
Acknowledgements: SOOPA, DRCN, DGArtes, Paula Menino Homem.
In the negative space of human architectures, agents operate that
consume matter and precipitate its destruction. The constructions
of termites and other plagues, in the literal context of the shadows in
which they thrive, behind the woodcarvings and inside the built heritage,
are captured in video. The recordings took place in a contemporary
ruin of the recent past, the Palace of São João Novo, which
housed the Museum of Ethnography and History, up to 1974, and was
then taken by architect Fernando Lanhas until it faded in time.