"Cape Verde is true to its name. There, colour is a place, a room, a landscape, a person, a memory. It underscores the lives and stories of its inhabitants. When I travelled to my boyfriend's native island, Santo Antao to visit his family in the summer of 2018, everything felt so familiar and yet so foreign.
The scent of coriander perfumed the air and the local food. Its vibrant intensity, its green in my eye and its flavour on my palate, confused both my senses and my ideas. Across the island, I followed its colour and smell, like the street dogs that accompanied me and guided me to unexpected encounters in remarkable places. A journey between dream and reality, imagination and memory, an eternal moment in a suspended world."
Bruno Oliveira (*1993, Sanfins, Portugal) grew up in Luxembourg, where he is currently based. His origins, travel experiences and cultural background form the basis of his artistic work.