Carpe Diem Art and Research

In collaboration with Ana João Romana.
Susana Anágua works with light and water as metaphors in these two art installations for Pombal Palace. The location of the building is done soberly in Rua do Século and extends to an inner garden area reserved for its visitors. In an atempt to unite these two realities, the street related to the city and public life and the garden associated with the private space, these two installations go through the various rooms of the Palace joining the North front with the rear facing south. The sun light that dominates the space and the controversial process of diversion of public waters of the aqueduct of Lisbon made by
the Marquis of Pombal, during the extension works of the palace, serve as a motto for the materialization of these two installations.
Ana João Romana, in collaboration with Susana Anágua, makes a picture/installation of time and space from the book “The Diversion of the Waters”. Noting all the hours of daylight, from daybreak until dark, associating them with exposure and identifying distances, directions and geographical locations of the diversion of water held by the Marquis of Pombal between the Mãe d’Água and Pombal Palace, now inhabited by Carpe Diem. Being the Marquis of Pombal the first statesman to use cartography as a tool, Ana João Romana publishes a map that cartographers light and water as related references in the work of Susana Anágua.

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