The making of a desert
Como se faz um deserto (2013)

Como se faz um deserto (The Making of a Desert) is a project that involves a series of photographs and a publication bringing together all documents and texts that were relevant in the work process. The search for understanding what would define Brazil’s hinterlands (sertões) defined much of this research, going through cartographic, historical, linguistic terms, in addition to a trip through the region.

The whole project was thought of as a documentation of the work process, shown through photographs and texts that were produced during and after the trip through the sertões region.

It is also part of the book texts by the Brazilian historian and writer Janaína Amado, the Portuguese writer Gonçalo M. Tavares, and a research realized by the geographers Ângela Ferreira, Yuri Simonini and George Dantas.

The publication Como se faz um deserto is a way to expose all this visual and conceptual research, being defined by a sequence of texts and images. In this process, the dialogue established with the curator Cristiana Tejo was fundamental to draw a line between the origins of the project and its process of work, and Vitor Cesar’s graphic design built a visual discourse that is the extremely important to this book and to the whole comprehension of this project.