João Nisa: Exhibition First Impressions of a Landscape

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Primeiras Impressões de uma Paisagem / First Impressions of a Landscape is an installation created by João Nisa for the space of the Solar – Cinematic Art Gallery (Vila do Conde, Portugal) using a selection of material from the film with the same name, currently in its finishing process.
Shot inside the Águas Livres Aqueduct, on the outskirts of Lisbon, the project is based on the use of a stretch of that architectonic structure as a series of camera obscura devices, in order to develop a study of the surrounding landscape, mediated by the specific way the images are produced.
The installation presented at Solar proposes a path through six projections, intending to create the conditions for each to be apprehended in all its singularity, in a context that accentuates the project’s strong perceptive and sensorial qualities.

‘When all is said and done, it is striking that these images remain as surprising after one has been let in on the process used to create them as when one knew nothing of it. To such an extent a true perceptual anomaly is presented.’
(Raymond Bellour, ‘Intermittences’, text from the exhibition’s booklet)

First Impressions of a Landscape
João Nisa
Video installation, 6 HD projections, 16:9, colour, sound
8’29’’ / 7’26’’ / 11’18’’ / 11’07’’ / 10’56’’ / 3’41’’, loop
Financial support: Direcção-Geral das Artes, Centre national des arts plastiques (Image/mouvement), Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Support: Museu da Água da EPAL, Residency Atelier 105 – Light Cone (Paris)
Production: João Nisa Produções

9th January to 27th February
Monday to Friday, 14:00 to 18:00
Satuday, 10:00 to 13:00

Solar – Cinematic Art Gallery
Solar de São Roque
Rua do Lidador
Vila do Conde
Tel.: +351 252 138 191

Free entrance

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Solar - Cinematic Art Gallery - Vila do Conde, Portugal


Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 14:00 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 17:55



Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 14:00 to Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 17:55
  • R. do Lidador 147
    4480-754   Vila do Conde
    Phone: +351 252 648 226
    41° 21' 8.4168" N, 8° 44' 33.1332" W