⋅ Só estás be onde não estás

Só estás bem onde não estás (You only feel good where you are not) is the result of a workshop, conducted by Racco and Guidi in Porto within the vintage auditorium of the Cooperativa dos Operários Pedreiros do Porto (Stone Masons Cooperative).

The Porto Sessions hinged on the (delayed) arrival of sample stones shipped from the West Bank –displaced resources caught in international red tape. The movement of the samples was the pretext for an analysis of four cardinal points –context, value, desire and constraint– with a mixed group of participants –sculpture students from the Faculty of Fine Art and technical school students from former Portuguese colonies.

Another piece –a donation– took place in the Cooperative’s own museum: one of the three samples of Jerusalem stone was officially inserted into the museum’s idiosyncratic collection, placed on permanent display and accompanied by its donation letter and booklet, bearing the over 200 emails exchanged in order to transport the stones and unblock them in customs.

In collaboration with Matteo Guidi.

Year: 2014-2015