Dias Fixos (En)


 “Dias Fixos ” – Version – 6 Months.

24 positives made with porcelain removed from old stamps with biweekly calendars, 2015

Each fortnight measures 18x8x0.3cm.

 

“Dias Fixos ” – Version – One Year. 

24 positives made with porcelain removed from old stamps with biweekly calendars, 2015

Each fortnight measures 18x8x0.3cm.

 

(…). The process of contradicting time in Dalila Gonçalves’ work is comparable to the anology of Didi-Huberman in “Before Time” (2000), in which the watchmaker disassembles the clock to see how it works. The moment he does that, it stop working. This stop, syncopated in the continuity of history, is the dialectical suspension that opens the possibility for the watch to work in a different way, setting it to the beat of a different temporality.

A dispute over time appears continuously throughout Dalila Gonçalves’s work. An old stamp, found at a fair and now obsolete, served to print the brands in the twenty-four porcelain rectangles that complete Days Series (2015). The stamp marks reveal a calendar of entries and exits, the attendance records and produtivity of workers along the twelve months of the year, done every fortnight. Some of these porcelain plates are flawed, but always with the marks of yearly records that arise here in a display of immortalisation, paradoxically portrayed in a fragile and inherently ephemeral material. The white and the absence of informative detail on the calendar, highlights the crystallization of time, due to the impossibility of continuing to fill any records like this.

 

Luísa Santos in Anozero’15 – texts and essays, p. 30

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