MUSA PARADISIACA
VISÕES DO MAL-ENTENDIDO

Drawing from polyvocality and the coming-together of objects, forms and words, Musa paradisiaca - a dialogue-based artistic project by Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão - conveys the diverse entities and tutelary figures the duo has incorporated into its practice. The artists recognised in its early stages that conversation can generate a singular entity that overflows any correlation between kin and kind. Conversation, which puts forth the sense of self—of one who speaks and another who listens—is also a word that derives from being together in conversion, giving way to a space in which each person, or each thing, emerges in a distinct albeit related manner.
A project about conversation as co-presence, Curveball Memory staged these elements as transitory memories and in-between states, materialising its continuous transformation through oral, textual, sound, film, sculptural and performance based objects. The exhibition departed from the potential of dialogue to emancipate language from the domain of human consciousness, listening to things that are often represented as silent.
This book can be acquired at the Galeria Municipal do Porto.

Editors:
Miguel Ferrão
Sofia Lemos
Eduardo Guerra
Claudia Pestana

Authors:
Caustrino Jesus de Alcântara
Claudia Pestana
Eduardo Guerra
Elfi Turpin
Filipa Oliveira
João Mourão
Luís Silva
Maro Pasi
Maria Filomena Molder
Miguel Ferrão
Sofia Lemos

Editorial Coordination:
Sofia Lemos

Editorial Support:
Claudia Pestana

Graphic Design:
Raquel Pinto

Translation:
José Roseira

Copyediting & Proofreading:
Ana Cunha
Sriwhana Spong

Printing:
Diário do Porto

Published by:
Câmara Municipal do Porto

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Support:
Dan Gunn Gallery, London

ISBN
Câmara Municipal do Porto
978-989-54209-5-7

BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
978-396-43600-8-3

Price:
15€

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