blindness and the firefly light
Rosário Rebello de Andrade’s work follows a persistent plan. Conceived as a long journey, each stage (each slowly matured project; each thoroughly thought-out exhibition) connects with the one preceding it in the same way day and night follow one another. The resulting images can, consequently, be read like genuine pages in a diary. However, these pages keep the dangers of delirium, drift or chance under control, being artfully planned and constructed narratives — actually, they are faux diaries, truthful reflections on days as they should be or should have been. Rosário Rebello de Andrade turns inner experiences into parts of an ideal journey; her pieces are offered to our understanding as guides, maps we can use individually.
João Pinharanda (MAPS FOR INDIVIDUAL USE)