O Monumento da Praça das Águas Livres

Collaboration with Nuno Rodrigues de Sousa

2013 Printed A4 booklet, video, drawings, mixed media.

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In 1985 a monument to the April revolution was put up in Amadora, Lisbon’s largest satellite city. It was built by workers from SOREFAME, an important factory located nearby, with support from the Communist Party which held that city’s council at the time.

In 1999 the monument was dismantled and the square refurbished. This ongoing project is an attempt to find out why that happened; it is a search for the monument which might still be stored in a council warehouse somewhere, and a reflection on the possible meanings of monumental art, authorship and suburban public space.