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the interpretation of dreams

Photographs by Jorge Molder
27 January to 9 April 2010
at the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre Paris


The three sequences presented in the show can be read in the light of a conceptual heritage stemming from surrealism and, beyond that, from psychoanalysis. Compulsively, Jorge Molder peoples an arena in which chance confronts necessity, the concrete confronts the abstract, and emergence confronts dispersion, seeking passages between two worlds: the ludic and the tragic.

The Small World The story told in The Small World could be read as a rite of passage. Isolated in his studio, a character sketches a schematic drawing. Nothing in its face is significant. Nothing enables us to infer its future movements or intentions. Repetitive postures obstinately display, as it were, the enigmas of a quest for memory. A phantasm, it takes us through the obsessive process that constitutes what we often take to be identity.

You Don't Have To Tell Me Anything Film is not merely the territory of the imaginary for which Jorge Molder has a predilection; it also serves as a reserve of images. Thirty-one different films are the origin of thirty-two pictures in which movement and immobility are paradoxically synthesised both in the protagonists and in the staging of each shot.

the interpretation of dreams borrows the title of Sigmund Freud's epoch-making work published in 1899, founding the psychoanalytical paradigm linking neurosis, dream activity, culture and civilisation in general. The unconscious, dream and instinct also play a key role in the work of Jorge Molder, in his constant search for a passage between dream and waking, idea and the body, reality and its appearances – the two sides of the mirror.

the interpretation of dreams is also the title of the exhibition as a whole for an obvious reason: the crepuscular character of each image.

Estudo de layout de exposição e desenho de suportes expositivos:
Teresa Nunes da Ponte, Arquitectura.