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Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes @ Cristina Guerra Gallery (Lisbon)

The second stage of Edgar Martins’ Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes opens today at Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon. Titled Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes this exhibition involves us in universe of interrogations and reflections about death as well as other moments that allude to the intermittences of life, the interludes and shifts between images that reveal signs and objects, which in the spectrum of death, branch of into a vast arquive of visual, conceptual and documentary relations. This survey which also encompasses images extracted from the artist’s own personal archive was developed in partnership with the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Lisbon and Coimbra (Portugal) over a period of three year’ (João Silvério).
This exhibition will be on show from the September 22 until November 4 2016.

Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes, by Edgar Martins @ MAAT (Lisbon)

The Moth House is pleased to announce the launch of Edgar Martins’ Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes at MAAT, Lisbon.
‘Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes began to take shape during the course of research carried out at the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (INMLCF), in Lisbon. Over a period of three years, Edgar Martins took more than a thousand photographs and scanned more than three thousand negatives from the INML’s vast and extraordinary collection. A significant number of these images depict forensic evidence, particularly weapons and objects used in crimes and suicides, as well as crime scenes, death masks, projectiles, suicide letters and activities inherent to the work of the pathologist. However, alongside these photographs, Edgar Martins also began to recover images from his own archive and produce new photographs on other subjects, intended as a visual, narrative and conceptual counterpoint. The project sits precisely within this counterpoint between images, imaginations and imagery relating to death and the dead body, as an interstitial realm, an interlude, between art and non-art, between past and present, between reality and fiction’ (Sérgio Mah).
This exhibition will be on show from the June 30 until October 17 2016.

Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death Life and Other Interludes by Edgar Martins @ Open Eye Gallery 15.01.2015 – 04.04.2016

The Moth House is pleased to announce the launch of Edgar Martins’ new body of work Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes at Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool, UK).
Produced in collaboration with the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences in Portugal, this project proposes to scrutinize, expose and hold in tension many of the contradictions and problems inherent in the conceptualisation, definition and depiction of death. These intentions collide, overlap and blur in Martins’ images, revealing the fragility of our perceptual and cognitive systems.
Photography continues to have a pivotal role in the representation of death and in mediating our relationship to death. However, the media’s inability to deal with this issue beyond the glorification of the gory and the bizarre leads to serious omissions with profound consequences.
This exhibition attempts to understand our relationship to death, particularly violent death (namely suicide), and photography’s role in this process.
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes is Martins’ most accomplished body of work to date, marking a clear departure from his default methodology. In this project Martins adopts a hybrid approach to photography, which includes fictional and documentary images,  the use and appropriation of previously unseen archive material such as historical photographs, confidential case and medical files, crime and suicide-scene evidence, photo-installation and projection, all the while tapping into the scholarship of several field experts.
Siloquies and Soliloquies on Death, Life and Other Interludes will be presented at Museu da Electricidade/MAAT (Lisbon) in June 2016, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art (Lisbon) in November 2016, amongst other spaces.
A book of this work will be published by The Moth House in September this year.
If you would like to place an advance order for this book, please contact us.

Edgar Martins booksigning at Photo London

Please join us on Thursday 21st May from 3-4pm at Photo London (The Wapping project Bankside booth) where I will be signing copies of my book The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite.

The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite @ Melanie Rio Gallery

Please join us for the private-view of Edgar Martins’ upcoming photographic exhibition ‘The Rehearsal of Space & The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite’ at Melanie Rio Gallery (Nantes, France), on Thursday, 12th June 2014, from 19:00-21:00. This will be the inaugural exhibition of this work in France.

 

The Time Machine feature in Photobookshow Malmö

Edgar Martins’ The Time Machine is feature in Photobookshow Malmö, Sweden 17th Jan- 9th Feb 2014.

DIFFUSION FESTIVAL: PUBLISHING FAIR

Please join us on the 25th and 26th May for the Diffusion Festival Publishing Fair.
This will be The Moth House’s first book fair in Wales.
This weekend-long event, organised through a partnership between Ffotogallery and Chapter Arts Centre, puts the focus on publishing, from artists’ DIY activity through to larger, established publishing houses, magazines and galleries.
For more information please click here.

BOOKSIGNING: THE TIME MACHINE

The Moth House is pleased to announce that we will be present at The London Art Fair this year, at The Wapping Project Bankside’s stand. Please join us on the 19th January 2012, at 2:30 pm, where Edgar Martins will be signing copies of his new book The Time Machine.

To ensure you get a signed copy, please order your book in advance at sale@themothhouse.com .

BOOK SIGNING: THE TIME MACHINE

The Moth House is pleased to announce that we will be present at Paris Photo this year at Galerie Melanie Rio’s stand.

Please join us at stand D1 on the 15th and 16th of November 2012, from 3-4 pm, where Edgar Martins will be signing copies of his new book The Time Machine.

We will be bringing limited copies of our publications.

To ensure you get a signed copy, please order your book in advance at sale@themothhouse.com .