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SERRALVES COLLECTION AT ESTAÇÃO DE SÃO BENTO
21 MAY 2018
Pedro Barateiro
Travelogue, 2006 
Video installation, 16mm transferred to DVD, B&W, silent, 5’16’’, rear projection screen, wood, video projector, DVD player. Ed.1/3 + 1 A.P.
Col. Coll.Fundação de Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Aquisição Acquisition em 2015 

‘Travelogue’ (2006) by Pedro Barateiro (Almada, 1979) presents a non-linear narrative based on Portuguese propaganda films called ‘Actualidades’ [Current Affairs], made in the former Portuguese colonies of Angola and Mozambique. The images used by Barateiro date from 1958-61 and were selected by the artist at the Department of Documentary Film in the National Archive of Moving Images (ANIM) in Lisbon. By showing archival images that document the building of new cities and their infrastructures, ‘Travelogue’ critically reviews the colonialism that underpinned twentieth century modernism. 
Barateiro’s work involves the use of found objects, archival images, film, language, performed readings and text. He uses these varied materials, approaches and presentational strategies to make visible the cultural contradictions that underlie historical discourses of power that continue to haunt the present.

This initiative is the result of a partnership between the Serralves Foundation and the Infraestruturas of Portugal/ Estação de São Bento. 

  • LocationEstação de São Bento, Porto
  • Days21 MAY 2018

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