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Momentos e Máculas
Diego Saldvia

Momentos e Máculas Diego Saldiva

Momentos e Máculas Diego SaldivaMomentos e Máculas
Diego Saldiva
English and Portuguese.


Edition of 1000.
72 Pages
220 x 290 mm
ISBN 9782953792652


Besides being a shelter, the house is as well a home, an emotional and intimate place, a private space, a limited territory. The series Momentos e Máculas departs from a personal investigation about the issues of home and territory. The work focuses on the process of frenetic urbanization that the city where Saldiva was born and raised, Guarulhos, Brazil, knew in the later years of the 2000s. This is a continuous and intense transformation as dozens of new buildings are raised every month, causing changes both in the landscape and cohabitation. According to the British Philosopher Roger Scruton, as modern architecture prioritizes function, utility and short-term effects over population, permanence and dwelling, it becomes a kind of “No Home”, a profanation to human residence. Major part of this work is the search and exploration of the evidences. Saldiva’s interest is to explore meanings of territory, not just in the geopolitical sense, but also delve into its psychological and sociological terms, linked to cultural identity and social membership, the way space is structured, organized and planned; how it turns into an Oikos and how we attach to it. The result of the project aims to show spots on a physical space as might be forgetting over memory.

About the Artist
Diego Saldiva studied Social Communication at ESPM/São Paulo between 2001 and 2005. Between 2009 and 2011 he studied at the School of Photography in Vevey, Switzerland. He was the winner of the Prix Photoforum 2011, Biel (CH), finalist of the 15. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis 2011 (CH), Nominated Paul Huff Awards 2012 and selected by PhotoOFF 2012, during ParisPhoto festival in France. Saldiva was also an Honorable Mention in the Festival Encontros da Images (Braga, PT). In 2015 he was selected at Belfast Photo Festival and the Visible White Prize in Florence, Italy, and also received an Honorable Mention Award in PhotoIreland and Prêmio Paraty em Foco, Brazil, that same year. The project Momentos e Máculas took the form of a book with the award promoted by the State Government of São Paulo and with the help of the city and the Canton of Berne, Switzerland.

About the Publisher
GwinZegal is an Art and Research Centre which provides a resource for people who are interested in the various facets of photography and photographs – how they are created, produced, disseminated, studied, published, and collected, in today’s society.

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