PARAFICTION II (SELECTED WORKS 2017 – 2023)
Text: Yaron Dahan, David Perrin, Eric Hynes, Nico Marzano, Sara Magno, Maria Filomena Molder, Pascal Cassagnou, Delfim Sardo, Penelope Curtis, Lars Henrik Grass, Adelina von Furstenberg, Andreea Patru, Michael Sicinski, Matthew Chan, João Laia, Miguel Amado, Emmet Kelley, Frederic Neyrat, Giovanbattista Tusa, Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Design: Márcia Novais
Printing: Gráfica Maiadouro
Development Support: FLAD – Luso-American Development Foundation, Macdowell
Support: Dgartes, Batalha Centro de Cinema
Distribution: Mousse Publishing, DAP | Distributed Art Publishers, Vice Versa Distribution, Les Presses du Réel, Antenne Books
Completed projects: Ubi Sunt I-III, Project 2017 [multiple productions]; Extinção (Extinction), Project 2018 [Self Portrait / Dream World 2016-2018*]; Fatamorgana, Project 2016/19 [Fatamorgana 2017; What do we talk about when we talk about Fatamorgana; Affektenlehre; Fatamorgana 2018; ©Fatamorgana 2018/19, Fatamorgana 2019], Hangar-Metro-Terminal, Project 2018 [multiple productions]; O Corpo, a Sexualidade e o Erótico na Obra de Júlio Pomar (The Body, the Sexuality, and the Erotic in the Work of Júlio Pomar) 2019; Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa, Project 2019/20 [multiple productions]; Hotel Royal 2021; Gaia, Project 2021 [multiple productions]; La Vague (The Wave) 2022.
In 2023, Salomé Lamas: Parafiction II (selected works 2017-2023) explores the singularity of Lamas' work that lies in the dialogue of different modes of signification (writing, cinema, video, installation, theatre, performance). The originality of this work, which she has dubbed parafiction, presents a polygraphed nature that ends up providing a large-scale mapping of contemporary artistic creation understood in its transdisciplinary dimensions, evidence of a research embedded in the present time, but which frames production processes.
The book covers Lamas’ selected works from 2017 to 2023 and includes project notes and production memoirs, contributions by contributions by Yaron Dahan, David Perrin, Eric Hynes, Nico Marzano, Sara Magno, Maria Filomena Molder, Pascal Cassagnou, Delfim Sardo, Penelope Curtis, Lars Henrik Grass, Adelina von Furstenberg, Andreea Patru, Michael Sicinski, Matthew Chan, João Laia, Miguel Amado, Emmet Kelley, Frederic Neyrat, Giovanbattista Tusa, Boaventura de Sousa Santos as well as interviews.
Projects in production: Ouro e Cinza (Gold and Aches), Project 2024 [Gold and Aches / REDUX 2023]; Pantheras 2025; a note about ongoing work.
Excluded projects: O Teatro e a Peste (The Theatre and the Plague), project 2020; Ação para Isabel depois de Ernesto (Action for Isabel after Ernesto) 2021
*The Tower 2015 and Horizon Noziroh 2017 published in Parafiction I.
To be coherent with her practice means to dwell on the problems of the translator and to accept the vitality of the collector. The works should not be seen in isolation but as a natural biological extension with a clear impact on her life and framework of affections. Therefore, Parafiction II (selected works 2017-2023) should be understood as an expected continuation of Parafiction I (selected works 2010-2016) and the second volume of a wider collection – Salomé Lamas: Parafiction – that aims at exposing the archaeology of her practice, her matters of concern and her extensive archive. All the books in the collection follow the same editorial structure.Mousse publishing
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