OH!DiØ © 2020
"OH!DiØ" tries to understand, through various vehicles of expression: the absurd; racism; labour relations; xenophobia; minorities; human existence; the opposing forces; the evolution of civilizations and the planet. 26 works — photography + illustration + infography + installation — that try to confront the visitor reflecting on what hatred is and the capacity to hate, starting from the geopolitical context in which we find ourselves, where we see an intensification of the polarization of societies.
The infographic "Mapæternum" (map) provides as a historical-cultural background; with the "iQual" series (self-portrait photography) I intend to explore the issue of equality and reinforce the idea that "the thoughts of Man is inviolable". The series of illustrations "Blue Lips", tries to pay tribute to all the activists who give themselves to universal causes. The "Absurd" series and starting from Albert Camus' "Myth of Sisyphus", I try to explore the absurdity of defining a person by their work, i.e. a human being is greater than the function they perform. With the "iQuilibrium" installation (video and mirrors), I want to provoke a moment of reflection to the viewer when confronted with what is best and worst in the human being. Finally, the "Gelem Gelem"series, family portraits of a gypsy community, I pay homage to a minority that has long been stigmatized and unfortunately serves as a scapegoat for many political agents to ride on prejudice.
I believe hatred is taught, so I believe people can be taught not to hate.
- "Absurd" series : https://davidgamailustra.wordpress.com/absurd/
- "Lábios Azul" series : https://davidgamailustra.wordpress.com/labios-azul/
- "iQual" series : https://iqualproject.wordpress.com/
- "Gelem Gelem" series : https://gelemgelem.wordpress.com/
David Gama © 2020