Reversing Plato - or the critical power of phantasmagoria

"The pictures in the Passages series by Virgílio Ferreira are placed in a ground that, beginning with the traditional photography device, develop not in the sense of that realistic ideal but of another kind of analog representation which, starting from the external reality, are more concerned with the Subject as seer than with the object that is seen."

"The style and technique which is used is, in fact, common to other works of Virgílio Ferreira, as 'Uncanny Places', or 'Daily Pilgrims' where a city is associated to a fluid presence, or where the entire image appears dismembered, with a wrecked appearance."
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