We all live within cages. We imprison ourselves
in schemes and become involved in everything
that has happened. “Catch me” gives shape
to all the more or less happy memories in our
lives, from the visceral tale which has cornered
us, to the existentialist moments we have
experienced, where the octopus invading our
den cannot manage to get out again. It is a
metaphor of a life filled with crossroads where at
times we decide to go in, eat and be captivated,
while at other times, we stay outside, fascinated
by others eating.
My work suggests that the observer look at
his own possible captivity, the device that is
most likely to imprison his life; a construction
that inevitably indicates a scale made to Man’s
measure, and that here, inverts the logical order
of nature where Man switches from being the
hunter to the hunted.
Not only are the ocean’s environmental
premises being questioned here by resorting
to debris rejected by the sea and re-using
them, or by the nostalgia when considering
the traditional fishing arts that little by little are
being forgotten. Also called into question is the
whole issue of contemporary social life where
man is a prisoner of his social-economic and
cultural times, where just like the octopus...., he
chose to be.
Fernando Almeida, 2012
Very good set .Specialy the first one.And this time I agree the idea and follow the Artist.