6 Opúsculos

text 6 Opuscules
six books in a box
photographs of the six roads connecting Alvito (Alentejo, Portugal)
The "6 Opuscules" are the result of journeys made on the six roads that connect Alvito to the surrounding villages. To realize where I was, I wanted to experience the distance, the route, the landscape, and the relationship with surrounding settlements. In the North of Tagus River, I am used to see small villages that are oriented by only one road, by a single axis that defines their connection to the exterior, making it is difficult to understand where they begin and end: in the Alentejo I found spaces surrounded by silence and for long extensions of emptyness.
The title is a reference to Orlando Ribeiro's "Ópúsculos Geográficos".