Salomé Lamas (b. 1987, Portugal) is a filmmaker and artist based in Lisbon. She makes work employing ethnography, storytelling, and performance to consider themes of history and memory. Her subject matter includes colonial violence and the realms of global capital in an attempt to excavate realities underrepresented in the collective unconscious, the media, popular culture, and mythology.
This exhibition brings together video, objects, and text drawn from Lamas’s Gaia project. The focus is on a meteorite, which the artist situates between fact and fiction. She produces a variety of narratives combining scientific and technological endeavors with philosophical reflections. The project speculates on the relationships between humans, ecology, extraterrestrial phenomena, and politics.
For Cork Lifelong Learning Festival 2022, Salomé Lamas is in conversation with curator Miguel Amado about her latest exhibition, which is currently on display in Triskel Gallery Space.
Watch on Triskel’s YouTube channel from 7pm on Monday 4 April. The video will be available to view until the end of the festival.
About the Artist
Salomé Lamas studied cinema at the University of Lisbon and art at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, presented a survey of her filmic output in 2021. Her work has also been presented at festivals and museums such as Berlinale; Locarno Film Festival; Cinema du Réel; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. She has received a variety of awards and fellowships across the world.