CAM in Motion: Fernando José Pereira

The man who wanted to collect Time, 2012

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In the Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a cycle of videos from the CAM Collection will be presented in a shipping container.

Fernando José Pereira filmed The man who wanted to collect Time in an old factory which now stands in ruins after an avalanche in 1995. The video depicts a ‘battle’ between space and time; here, time has its own ‘manner of being’ in the sense of history and memory. The video presents a fascination for an untouched, utopian landscape, but also for the dystopian condition of abandoned places as ghost-places, offering viewers a journey through the ruins.



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Fernando José Pereira, The man who wanted to collect Time, 2012


This cycle of videos from the Collection explores concepts related to solitude, war and other social and political issues, and is presented over a backdrop of various landscapes and natural settings.

Curators: Patrícia Rosas and Rita Albergaria


CAM in Motion is an ‘outdoor’ programme that brings together a series of site-specific interventions by artists and exhibitions with works from the Collection in different spaces in the city of Lisbon and its surroundings.

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