About the Artwork

Please note this artwork is no longer on display.

The artwork invokes Pierre Nora’s notion of “liex de mémoire” to reflect the urban landscape as fragment, memory and vision and to question how industrial ruins solicit affective, imaginative and sensual engagements with the past.

The artwork is made on powder coated stainless steel and coloured perspex and its shifting nature of light engages and challenge the observer’s perception of space and colour. The artwork dimensions present the exact measurements of the existing windows at Sampaio Ferreira – a former textile company in Vale do Ave, north of Portugal, where I was born — and are built using the same construction method of a founded book shelf from the same company.

Year: 2018

Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Powder coated stainless steel, acrylic glass


206 x 166 x 14cm (each)

Artist Biography

Marisa Ferreira

Born in 1983, Portugal, lives and works in Norway. With academic background in Visual Arts (2002-2007) and Art and Design for Public Space (2007-2008), Ferreira is currently a fellow of the Bildende Kunstneres Vederlagsfond. Her solo exhibitions include Primary structures: A place beyond failure (2018) at Galeria Presença (PT) and Space, Rhythm & Movement (2015) at Messmer Kunsthalle (DE). She has also developed several public art projects: Chromatic Sounds (2016/2017, St Raphael College, Ireland), Voyage dans l’rhythme (2015/20, Liverpool Hospital, UK) and “Rear Window” (2015, Oslo Central Station). In 2018, The Guardian featured her work “Shall we dance?” (2017) as one of the “10 best outdoors art installations worldwide”. Ferreira will enroll in the Mres Fine Arts & Humanities Programme at the Royal College of Art, London, from September 2019.