João Meirinhos

 Adopting multiple personas (insider / outsider / artist / performer / ethnographer) as to validate my understanding of things, I intuitively use photography, text and film as a way to engage in diverse and often uncomfortable situations, attempting to depict settings from habitually disregarded angles in order to identify and reveal the often unconscious procedures from which political, social and spatial structures emerge. I tell audiovisual tales that stem from my avid interest towards discordant/conflitual interactions between peoples and places: How social phenomena inextricably embed themselves into inhabited landscapes? And how environments archive endemic human behaviors, beliefs and representational systems? How are we perceived by others and how others perceive themselves?