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Ritual
2006
Video, PAL, colour, sound
5' 49"
Edition of 3 + 1 A.P.

In psychology, the term ritual refers to a specific action or series of actions that have no apparent reason or purpose. The term is especially related to obsessive-compulsive behaviours that are performed in order to find some relief from unwanted thoughts.
In the video the sentence is written over and over again until you can longer read it. The repetition and superimposition transforms writing in drawing.


2017 The Sybil's Gaze: Corporeality and Transfiguration, Museu do Oriente, Lisboa
2000-2015, Galeria Fonseca Macedo, curadoria de João Silvério, com Ana Vieira, Rui Calçada Bastos, Belén Uriel, Sandra Rocha, José Loureiro, Marco Pires, Maria José Cavaco, Mudaulane, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Susana Mendes Silva, Urbano e Vasco Barata. Ponta Delgada, Açores
Fuso: festival anual de vídeo arte internacional  de Lisboa, programa de Isabel Nogueira: com Susana Mendes Silva, Raquel Castro, Gary Hill, Julião Sarmento, Zacharias Gketsis, Brook Taylor; Museu de Arte Antiga, 25-08-13, 22h
Videobytes at Russ and Daughters: Robert Breer, John Baldessari, Harry Smith, Gordon Matta-Clark, Susana Mendes Silva, Kate Gilmore, and Hiraki Sawa; James Cohan Gallery at Russ and Daughters, New York, 2011
Mar Atlântico, TESOL International Film Festival, New York, 2011
The Tell Tale Heart (Part II), James Cohan Gallery, New York, 2010
Susana Mendes Silva, Threshold artspace, Horsecross Arts, Perth, Scotland, 2010
Turn me on, Pavilhão 28, Centro Hospitalar Psiquiátrico de Lisboa, 2008
Entre a palavra e a imagem, Museu da Cidade, Lisboa; Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães, 2007
25 frames por segundo: vídeos da Colecção da Fundação PLMJ, Cinema São Jorge, Lisboa, 2007
Entre a palabra e a imaxe, Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña, 2006
Número Festival 2005 - Neurological games, numerofestival, Lisboa
Life-cage, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisboa, 2005
PLMJ Collection
Private Collection