O Terrível Peso da Nostalgia Sentida por Adultos que Foram Crianças Felizes
The Terrible Weight of Nostalgia Felt by Adults That Were Happy Children
Limited edition book and photography exhibition
Presented at Modernista (Baochao Hutong, 44)
Text – Miguel Torres
Photography – Filipa Reis
Translation – Fernanda Morena
The photographs – by Filipa Reis - on exhibition are part of the book The Terrible Weight of Nostalgia Felt by Adults That Were Happy Children, with original text written by Miguel Torres. The translation from Portuguese to English was made by Brazilian Fernanda Morena.
Miguel wrote this text about how violent the process is as we look back to when we were children, as well as how overwhelming present day anxieties can be. Both Filipa and Miguel realized there was a common feeling in her photographs and in his writing. A process of collecting and creating new images, selected collaboratively gave shape to the structure of the book. This project works as a dialogue, where text and images reflect the same feeling in a parallel way.
This is the first time the book is being presented. There are one hundred limited edition copies, each one will be signed and numbered by the authors by the end of the exhibition.