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ENSAIO by António Júlio Duarte

20 EUR

The new book by António Júlio Duarte, shows us a sequence of images shot in the Summer of 2015, on the set of Colo, a film by Teresa Villaverde.
Ensaio   the word in Portuguese means both essay and rehearsal – is a melancholic study about the mechanisms of identity construction. It revolves around a group of teenagers and their need to preserve a sense of purity threatened by a world of adults in crisis.
Desire, uncertainty, a need to take risks are the driving forces behind a quiet angst that only eases in contact with nature.
Like in a rock song, AJD is at  the eye of the storm, where things  can be observed more peacefully.

Ensaio by António Júlio Duarte
Pierre von Kleist editions | Alce Filmes, 2018
24x30 cm, softcover with dust jacket, 64 pages
ISBN: 978-989-99445-8-9

Pierre von Kleist Editions is an artist run publisher specialized in photo books. We are committed to the production of new, innovative photo books and we believe the photo book to be a medium capable of expressing complex, abstract, contemporary issues and to reach a wide audience.

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