COBERTORES
Luciana Benaduce

production by Luciana Benaduce and Pedro Moranga
Brazil, 2009
time: 2' 50''

SYNOPSIS:
Cobertores started during my walks around Sao Paulo, the city where I was born, in Brazil. During one of my walks I found an object that called my attention: a pile of blankets on the ground. The blankets had an ambiguous form; sometimes they looked like a human body, sometimes a bunch of clothes. This ambiguous object interested me. Since than I started documenting every blanket pile I saw around Sao Paulo with my camera. Most of them were found in downtown where it is very usual to find homeless people living on the streets. In the begin I was the blanket as an object for cover, protection, shelter, a kind metaphor of "someone's home", but then I've found out that architectures elements are always present around thtese piles as well as in several photographic projects I had done since 2001. From then on I've felt a necessity to expand my work to the materialization of objects so I decided to do a public intervention in the city, using the same blankets I've been documenting. The intervention happened during two days in 2009 at Vale do Anhangabaú in Sao Paulo. The outcome of this project is a video called 'Cobertores' de 2'50''

BIOGRAPHY: 
Luciana is a Brazilian artist; she lives and works in between Amsterdam and São Paulo. She was born in São Paulo, Brazil.She graduated as a Master in fine arts at MAHKU in Utrecht (2011) before that graduated in Social Studies with a major in contemporary photography at Faap (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado) SP, Brazil (2000). She works as a still photographer for featured films. She has photographed scenes of "Canta Maria, by Franscisco Ramalho Jr." "Caixa 2" by Bruno Barreto, "Falsa Loura" by Carlos Reichenbach, among other films. She has also studied contemporary photography and art with Eduardo Brandão (Galeria Vermelho),Renata Pedrosa and Rubens Espírito Santo. In 1992, she was a student at the International Center of Photography, in New York. She published her dummy book at Unseen Photo fair in Amsterdam in 2012 and she had a collective exhibition – Share the Square at Academy Gallery in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2011, curator by Mika Hannula. During the same year she participated in the collective exhibition "Entorno - diferenças e reciprocidades" at Sesc Bom Retiro, São Paulo, Brazil. In 2009 with a group of artists organized an independent exhibition "Barão 955" in the centre of São Paulo, Brazil.During 2008 she had her first solo an exhibition at AAMAM (Associação dos Amigos do Museu de Arte Moderna) SP, called "Paisagem", curator by Rubens Espirito Santos. Also received a prize at 12º Salão Paulista de Arte Contemporânea – Casa das Rosas – SP, Brazil, jury by Agnaldo Farias, Fernando Durão, Luis Castañon, Oscar D’Ambrósio and Caciporé Torres. In 2004, she participated in the "1st Salão Aberto", an exhibit that was held parallel to the XXVI Bienal Internacional SP, Brazil.She received the Porto Seguro Honorable Mention Award of Photography in 2001.

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