(Work-in-progress)

“Proof” summons the Portuguese colonial  past, questioning its documentality. Investigating photographs produced during the Colonial War, questions arise regarding the role and representation of the human body, symbols and ideas portrayed. Based on my paternal grandmother’s collection, this body of work studies photography and its ethos of proof, wondering its potential simulacrum. “Proof” explores stories and (re)constructed memories, confronting them with the present.