THE LIGHT BEHIND / CAAA / Guimarães / Portugal / 2022
Photography and sound installation.
THE LIGHT BEHIND traces a space of intimacy and a time being shared. Over the course of the first year of their relation, Lemos + Lehmann would take a picture of each other during breakfast after spending the night together. They were using photography from a, one might say, more Romantic perspective, with the sole goal of capturing time –the pace of a love relationship that was still young and uncertain. The habit then turned into a ritual, moreover, into their first duo project entailing more than three hundred snapshots.
From these images of the seemingly ordinary, a rich and personal landscape emerges. Life is shown pure, naked, in what appears to be a distinct scenery of instability, bliss and desire.