Ferry Tales, by Carlos Barradas, brings us a reality mired by solitude and intensity. It is where the fleeting instant meets the eternal moment. It is where the trivial acquires an exceptional quality. It is space circulating, starting and stopping, floating and buoying. This ongoing series of work explores the departure, journey and arrival of a myriad of ferry crossings, and the ship as heterotopia par excellence. In the words of Michel Foucault, ‘in civilizations without boats dreams dry up, and espionage takes the place of adventures, and the police that of the pirates’.
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Medium: Archival pigment print
Frame: No-frame supplied
Edition: 1/5 (signed and numbered). This work is also available in a larger size in an edition of 3 + 1 AP.
With authenticity certificate
About the Artist
Carlos Barradas is a Portuguese photographer. He has a PhD in Anthropology and a Masters in Contemporary Photography from the European Design Institute in Madrid. Barradas see his images as situated in a liminal state, an anthropological concept that refers to an intermediate phase or condition in a given rite of passage. He was one of the first artists to participate in The Moth House’s Artistic Practice Support scheme.