Title: Blue Mud Swamp; Autor: Filipe Casaca
Publisher: Filipe Casaca. Year of Publication: 2012.
ISBN: 978-989-97 149-1-5
Pages 56, Size 31,4×23,7cm. Volume Price, € 38
About the Author: Filipe Casaca (Lisbon;1983). Graduated in Sculpture and Photography. Frequented the “Artist in Residence Yamanashi”, Japan. Awarded an Artistic Grant by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Represented by Pente 10 Gallery, Lisbon. Published the books “a minha casa é onde estás” and “Blue Mud Swamp”.
The book Blue Mud Swamp is a series made in Dalian, China. The shoreline, hot and humid, is a postcard that attracts and invites Men to settle where the land meets the Yellow Sea. However, the reality is dissonant. Although surrounded by natural beauty, beaches and entertainment facilities, the city and its urban spaces transmits, as a whole, a feeling of artificiality. In some cases the abundance created a certain degradation and abandonment. With a splendor that takes us back to a recent past, a certain melancholy is present, as happens with all that was new, colorful and perfect but perished with time.