VARIOUS SPACES OF THE MUSEUM
Max Fernandes • Foreshadowing the Future
Curated by Marta Mestre
A visual essay on the past and the future.
“Foreshadowing the Future” is a video intervention that occupies the CIAJG’s interstitial spaces. It is configured as a visual essay, consisting of a careful montage of words and images, which begins with archive images of the museum’s inauguration in 2012. Max Fernandes (b. Guimarães, 1979) revisits the speeches that were produced by the local community (politicians, artists, visitors, etc.) when the doors of this building were opened, and sheds light on the images of anonymous people, gestures, expressions, seeking to reveal in them a collective “unconscious”.
At a time when the city reflects on its cycles of development, in the context of the tenth anniversary of the European Capital of Culture, this intervention, that combines film/archive montage, image recycling and intertextual montage, gives new meanings to existing images, populating our past with the latent futures that exist within it.