Tours, France

Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. Participation in the exhibition "Synopsis of various territories" at Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo - Brazil. This exhibition showcased some of the content produced during the two-month residency at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Tours, France. January, 2014

De l’autre côte: Comment regarder la lune de l’hémisphère sud dans l’hémisphère nord.

 

(The other side: How to observe the moon's southern hemisphere in the northern hemisphere).

2013. Inkjet photography. 90 cm x 60 cm.

 

How to observe the moon 's southern hemisphere in the northern hemisphere Maura Grimaldi registers a crystal globe on one of the postcards views of the city of Tours in France, realizing that the moon was rotated 180° in relationship with her hometown, São Paulo (Brazil).

 

Such work reminds us of the strangeness of the individual who moves away from his original landscape and begins to face a series of different social, linguistic, political, cultural, affective, and geographical codes from those he is accustomed to.

 

This work is an attempt to operate with the optical devices that refer us to the structure of the cameras and photographic experiments (the globe here resembles the structure of a lens, and the inversion process of the image that occurs in the cameras) which creates a kind of fiction about the inversion of the most concrete references to an individual: the observation of the environment which surrounds him.

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. Participation in the exhibition "Synopsis of various territories" at Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo - Brazil. This exhibition showcased some of the content produced during the two-month residency at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Tours, France. January, 2014

 

 

De l’autre côte: Comment agrandir une pierre.

 

(The other side: How to aggrandize a stone).

2013. Lens, mirror and stone. 10 cm x 12cm x 10cm.

 

This object shows the distortion of the reflection of a stone into the mirror trough a lens. Meanwhile, the title helps us to create an unrealistic picture from a fictional act: aggrandize a stone. It’s difficult to determine the exact location and form of this work.

 

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. Participation in the exhibition "Synopsis of various territories" at Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo - Brazil. This exhibition showcased some of the content produced during the two-month residency at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Tours, France. January, 2014

 

De l’autre côte: Comment tourner à l’envers une lumiėre.

 

(The other side: How to invert a light).

2013. Crystal globe, lantern, projection and mirror. 90 cm x 60 cm.

 

This work is a projection of a light spot through a crystal globe, resulting in the enlargement and inversion of the image of the inside of a lantern.

 

Photos: Documentation of work performed at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Tours in France during the two-months artistic residency. Sep-Oct, 2014.

The body that marks the images. The days that marks the body of images.

 

2013. Photography in black and white from 120mm film, stored for ten consecutive days into a pants pocket. 8cm x 12cm.

 

Starting from the experience of spending 10 consecutive days with a photo folded into a pants pocket, this work discusses the indexical nature of photography itself. If on one hand there is an aspect of the documentary record of a bank of earth beneath a small bridge concrete, on the other, there is the documentary aspect of brands from the folds of the paper. Thinking of document analysis here is to question both of what is being represented, as the physical characteristics of the support.

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. Participation in the exhibition "Synopsis of various territories" at Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo - Brazil. This exhibition showcased some of the content produced during the two-month residency at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Tours, France. January, 2014

 

Les erreurs et les horreurs.

 

(Erros and horrors)

2013. Photos from 120mm and 135mm film. Series of damaged images. Varied dimensions

 

The idea here starts from the mistakes and the accidents that at first seem to ruin a certain original project. Instead of dismissing the images that presented any kind of deviation from her expected, the artist decided to reorganize them in order to find coincidences and interests aroused by the error itself.

 

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. Participation in the exhibition "Synopsis of various territories" at Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo - Brazil. This exhibition showcased some of the content produced during the two-month residency at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Tours, France. January, 2014

Un homme qui dort

 

2013. Inkjet printing in a book. 11cm x 18cm x 3cm.

 

This is a photographic intervention in the work "Un homme qui dort" by the French author Georges Perec. The idea was basically to insert images that would be able to construct a dialogue with the narration. Making use of the free spaces between the chapters and paragraphs, inkjet prints that approached the maximum of that present in the book were made, in order to generate a doubt if those photographs were part of the original project of the author or not.

 

Photos: Documentation of the work in the exhibition’s space. Participation in the exhibition "Synopsis of various territories" at Emma Thomas Gallery, São Paulo - Brazil. This exhibition showcased some of the content produced during the two-month residency at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Tours, France. January, 2014