Queer Paper Gardens, installation views, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon 2013.

Queer Paper Gardens HD, 21m, colour, sound
video-essay by paula roush + maria lusitano.
Research onto the history of collage, historical archive, worked through artistic research, in a process of continuous production of collaged narratives: Valentine Penrose collage-book Dons des Féminines (1951), Max Ernst’s roman-collage Une Semaine de Bonté (1934) and Mary Delany’s botanical-collage Flora Delanica (1772-1782), amongst other references. Shown at Museu da Electricidade in the installation Queer Paper Gardens, Lisbon 2013.


Writing on the project:
Text (Vols I-IV) Les deux amies / The two girlfriends (Gifts of the Feminine), The mise-en-scéne of the unconscious (A Week of Goodness), The photoalbum in the drawing room (cardomania), the album of Madame B., The paper mosaick (Female cruising in the garden)   by paula roush and maria lusitano Text (Vol V) a journal of one’s own, a text dedicated to mary, margaret, valentine, alice, paula, maria and all the other women  by cristina duarte
Undermining the surrounding world/ Minar o mundo circundante. Curator’s text by joao pinharanda Reviews: Luisa Soares de Oliveira, Mulheres fatais e outras que tais: uma visita ao museu surrealista atraves da colagem, Ipsilon Publico, 23 Agosto 2013 [english translation>] Celso Martins, Colagem e colisão: uma colaboração artistica em torno de danças e contadanças dos generos recupera a colagem como modo de associação de imagens, Expresso Atual, 22 Junho 2013 [english translation>]