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Martim Ramos

MA work

Not really now not any more

Not really now not anymore is an on-going research into issues of trauma, erasure and representation.

The work comprises a series of images evoking the uneasiness of suppressed anxieties.

As ways of exploring such topics, I look at remnants of events that carry the burden of violence and trauma. Car wreckages, burned landscapes, worn out photographs of the domestic and familiar realm, eerie and vanishing surfaces, all these conflate in an attempt to represent the irrepresentable.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2018

  • My work explores ideas of violence enhanced in the thresholds between the social and the individual, the identifiable and the annameable. Inherent and permanent structures, entrenched in the social fabric as in the core of each being. Arising blind spots are adamant, foregrounding the breaches, the seismic and cosmic shifts in permanent action, silent and gloomy, erupting elsewhere, away from the subject. Like car wreckages and burnt landscapes, eerie and vanishing surfaces, parleying with figmental places and spectral bodies. 

    Memory and the archive, trauma and the unconscious are also significant subjects, through which I explore the constraints of the photographic genre and its cultural implications, mainly in regards to the boundaries between real and fictional.


  • Degrees

  • BA History of Art, New University of Lisbon (FCSH-UNL), 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • A State of Affairs, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon 2009, Istanbul 2010; Povo [People], EDP Foundation, Lisbon, 2010; Um Diário do República [A Diary of the Republic], PhotoEspaña 2011, EDP Porto 2011; A History of Violence, Kgaleria, Lisbon, 2011; ND40, Encontros da Image, Braga, 2012; melancholia, Dragão do Mar Museum, Fortaleza, 2013; Second Nature, MAAT, Lisbon 2016, The Kreeger Museum, Washington, 2018; Apartamentos, Festival Silêncio, Lisbon, 2016; Quote/Unquote, MAAT, Lisbon, 2017; Critical Cartographies, Filet, London, 2018
  • Publications

  • Published work in Le Monde, Japan Times, Serafina, Time, Libération, Público, Expresso, Time Out, Obscena