The Inverted Journey (Mirror)
Invited artist: Pedro Barateiro
The Inverted Journey (Mirror) is a video work that reflects our intimate relationship with our mobile devices and technology. The work is based on an investigation of lithium extraction in northern Portugal. The use of this alkali metal can be found in many industries today, with a large presence on the production of batteries of cars, smartphones and other devices. It is also a chemical used in the treatment of a few psychological conditions such as bipolar disorder. The Inverted Journey (Mirror) is a comment on the contemporary condition of individuals and their growing lack of presence in society.
Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Filomena Soares, Lisbon.