O TEMPO E O MODO Time and Manner

        O Tempo e o Modo 2011
         Dimenssões por ordem de disposição das imagens: 80x120cm / 66x100cm / 80x120cm / 46x70cm / 
        80x120 / 66x100cm /    impressão jacto de tinta

        Time and Manner 201
         Dimensions by the order of imagens showed: 80x120cm / 66x100cm / 80x120cm / 46x70cm / 80x120 / 66x100cm / 80x120cm         
           Ink Jet Print

   European Photography Exhibition Award - European Identities 2012  
   Haus der Photographie - Deichtorhallen Hamburg

    vistas de instalação 

   European Photography Exhibition Award - European Identities 2012 
   Haus der Photographie - Deichtorhallen Hamburg

    installation views

   O Tempo e o Modo
    Galeria Elba Benitez en Kvadrat - Off PhotoEspaña, Madrid  2012 

    vistas de instalação / fotografias por Oak Taylor-Smith

   Time and Manner  2011  
   Galeria Elba Benitez en Kvadrat - Off PhotoEspaña, Madrid  2012 
    installation views /photos by Oak Taylor-Smith

In our time and economic system were we are mostly defined and evaluated by our work productivity and money making capacity. In that sense I personally feel that it is within the places with non productive function that we can easier re-think ourselves as human beings.Consequently after some research I decided to pursue my interest in the bath houses and developed my project around Hamams.(...)I then thought that the best spot to approach the Hamam, due to amount of places in use but also due to its cultures and location, would be Istanbul. (...)But in any case it doesn’t interested me in this project to look for specific answers about turkey or even Europe.What I was interested in was to make a project where the place of the bath/hamam was a starting point for my observation and, as a consequence, the city of Istanbul.(...)The way these simple objects were placed in space, in the marble flour or tables, captivated me.In their shape these plastic objects are just variations of the so called “prime objects”, the prototypes, the first objects made by human hands. This first objects have only suffered small adaptations throughout the centuries, until today. We practically are using the same shaped bowls, plates, glasses, buckets in our daily life, that humans used in the Neolithic era.The objects in these photographs are simply contemporary versions of the so called prime ones. Not made by hand anymore, craved in hood or sculpted from stone.(…)For me this images are a bit as small theaters, spaces were the presence (or absence) of the objects/bodies is like a presence of an actor in stage. It gives scale and meaning to that part of space, that scenario. 

Catarina Botelho 
Time and Manner - EPEA Project