FECIT POTENTIAMSebastião Resende

Title: Fecit Potentiam
Artist: Sebastião Resende
Date: 2016
Format: 15 x 21 cm
Pages: 72
Features: Swiss binding
Printed by: Diário do Porto
Print run: 500 copies

Sebastião Resende’s book has as its starting point the exhibition “Fecit Potentiam”, presented by the artist in 2014, at Sismógrafo. It includes not only a set of unpublished photographs, but also the essay “Beginning, middle and end”, by the art critic and curator Óscar Faria. The design of the book is by Maria João Macedo. With a print-run of 500 copies, 50 of which off-market include a silkscreen produced for the occasion.

In Fecit Potentiam, a project that Sebastião Resende has been developing since 2005, we can find a reflection on this body of work in which the artist builds models of well-known contemporary art museums, which he later inhabits with slik worms. The whole process of mutation of the larvae in butterflies is registered in images and sounds, being the result presented in different mediums and occasions: exhibition, book, photography, sculpture, drawing, etc.