Paradela - Anonymous Art Project and Renata Siqueira Bueno



The Paradela dam is located at the heart of the Natural Park of Peneda-Gerês, at Portugal's north border with Spain. Built in 1956, it was renovated in 2019 - an occasion in which it was possible to venture into the empty space in which is usually occupied a body of water. This work proposes a reflection on memory as a spacial phenomenon as much as a temporal one, and on how a vanished space brings along itself a loss of memory. These are 41 postcards with a realistic aesthetic which compose a panorama of 360 degrees of the empty dam.