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João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

Publication that accompanied the homonymous show by artist duo João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva. This was a project that stemmed from Victor Hugo’s book The Man who Laughs, focusing on the description of a meteorological phenomenon whose manifestation is beyond human understanding and communication.

“We try to explain all things by the action of wind and wave; yet in the air there is a force which is not the wind, and in the waters a force which is not which is not the wave. That force, both in the air and in the water, is effluvium”. Victor Hugo, The Man who Laughs.
The book also contains texts by Alfred Jarry, Friedrich Nietzche and Andrei Tarkovsky.

Editors: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva
Art Direction and design:
António Silveira Gomes

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