Born in 1975, Porto ( Portugal), Ângela Berlinde is an artist and independent photography curator, with PHD in Photography and Visual Communication from Universidade do Minho, Portugal.
Based in Portugal and Brazil, Ângela is interested in visual story-telling, created with multiple layers and languages to visualize the subject matter.
She is Co-Founder of the Portuguese PhotoFestival Encontros da Imagem (2006), an International Photography Festival based in Braga Portugal,
By The Way
Originally released in 1985, Brazilian group Cinema’s eponymous experimental LP is enjoying a repress by São Paulo based imprint Discos Nada.
In the vastness of the Amazon rainforest this issue invites us to an aesthetic and existential dance across the hybridism of photography, surprising us with indigenous myths, as an embodiment of the creative and fertile grace of nature. Here, Ângela explores a broad experimental approach in order to create a multidisciplinary body of work that refers to photography, literature, comic book, painting and cinema to create a story inspired by the myth of Iracema, the “virgin of honey lips” from José de Alencar’s novel, an indigenous woman from the Tabajara tribe who represents the purity, trust and open giving of the virgin land.
Allegory, history and fiction invade the present and stay there, confusing the linearity of Western History and reopening the badly told, unresolved gaps of knowledge. In this hybrid and mobile cartography, the dominant ecosystem is that of the in between space: between times, between techniques, between species, between languages, between formats, between screams and sighs, reality and fiction, sadness and exaltation.
Veronica Cordeiro (Curator)
Book Specs: Hardcover; 17,5x23cm; 185 pages; Limited edition, numbered and signed of 300 copies; 77 photographs; 10 comic book pages illustrations,; one quadratic page; Design by Atelier d’alves. Available here.