Temporal Horizon (Absent Body)


 Manuel Amado, Terrace with Chair II (1992), 73x100cm, Oil on canvas. Image source: Artist’s website / http://www.manuelamado.com (sourced on 5/10/2016)

There is a presence in the painting, an absent body.
The chair as body, replacing the body who paints.
The chair as protagonist, centre stage, made alive by the vibrant red, brighter than blood, living.
The absent body will appear later, when the worst of the heat has passed. Having set the stage, it will occupy the chair.
Later still, it will approach the balcony wall, to better contemplate the sky and the ocean, the chair’s indifferent blue kingdom.
Work in progress, from my next micro-publication looking at artworks that inspire thoughts and feelings in me, about the body. Another way of looking at the self in space, of thinking the body into and as being.

About Maria GC Aragão

Architect, Quality Systems Controller. Founder and Principal of A OFICINA - Design e Arquitetura, E.I., a micro design and architecture studio based in Maputo that executes projects and idea-things. I practice at the intersection between meaning, aesthetics and commerce. As an external examiner of university student work, I look to architecture as an act of translation. I am currently furthering my knowledge in M&E and Quality Management in order to integrate multidisciplinary teams and benefit others through transfer of skills learnt in the building industry.

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