Art residency by photographer Francisco Gomes at Renova.
This book is an archaeology of the use of space, raw materials, equipment and objects of an industrial mill. Each image slowly transcribes the results of an unintentional setting composed by time and all the people that build Renova, every day, day after day.
Francisco Gomes spent several Thursdays at Renova capturing spaces, textures, and symmetries. He was asked not to photograph people; therefore it is very interesting to observe that many images are the result of some kind of archaeological investigation about traces of a lost or mutant mankind in spaces where the dynamics of an always evolving industry lead to a change of use. It forces us to behold with new eyes things that we, inhabitants of this space, may have blinded out.