Stigmart Videofocus // Special Issue

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Lara Morais An artist's statement

The video I make your story out of mine comes in the continuation of a publication, To the North, South, East and West, nothing. The curtain falls. End of Act One. (2012), that includes several stories concerning an inn located at the island of Terceira, Azores. This inn

has an historical background connected to the dictatorial Portuguese regime that ruled Portugal for 40 years until 1974. The interest in the history of this building started when I came across a paradox - the building was/is representative of a manifesto (by the architect himself) against the architecture of his time just as it was/is a symbol of the