First monograph dedicated to Musa paradisiaca, a dialogue-based project by
Eduardo Guerra and Miguel Ferrão founded on temporary partnerships. This
richly illustrated publication documents the variety of their works—
sculpture, paintings, texts, and sounds—and includes new
Views on Misunderstanding is the first monograph of Musa
paradisiaca's work spanning its universe to-date. Richly illustrated, and
composed using a process of accretion of works realised in different
media—sculptural, pictorial, textual, or sound-based—the images establish
dialogues that would otherwise be inaudible. Conveying a series of voices
gathered from and around Musa paradisiaca, the publication includes newly
commissioned essays by Caustrino Jesus de Alcântara, Sofia Lemos, Maria
Filomena Molder, Marco Pasi and Claudia Pestana, as well as short-form
dialogues between Elfi Turpin, Filipa Oliveira, Luís Silva and João Mourão.
Published following the exhibition "Curveball Memory" at Galeria Municipal do Porto, from October 6 to November 18, 2018.
Musa paradisiaca is an artistic project by Eduardo Guerra (born 1986 in
Lisbon) and Miguel Ferrão (born 1986 in Lisbon). Founded in 2010, with the
presentation of a set of podcasts at www.musaparadisiaca.net, Musa
paradisiaca's practice has been pluralized since. Within either
discursive, participatory or in exhibition contexts, Musa paradisiaca can
be seen to produce sculptures,
and performative actions,
among others. Through dialogue and the benefits of merging distinct
perspectives and competencies, Musa paradisiaca has gathered different
entities, practitioners, experts or references, be they collective or
individual, with whom they establish an affinity of thinking that shares
and reveals many voices. This ongoing process can be seen as an open-ended
dialogue that brings together temporary interlocutors, activates
longstanding references, benefits from occasional technical expertise, and
relies on long-term complicities.
Edited by Musa paradisiaca, Sofia Lemos, Claudia Pestana.
Texts by Caustrino Jesus de Alcântara, Sofia Lemos, Maria Filomena Molder,
João Mourão, Marco Pasi, Claudia Pestana, Filipa Oliveira, Luís Silva,