SOME TIMES ZERO HOURS by Gonçalo Lamas
A5, 40 pages, black and white printing, saddle stitched, 2022
Gonçalo Lamas’ some times zero hours is a something of a ‘common place’, through the perils and preciousness of London living seen from the vantage-point of pandemic time; the continual crisis at present as the subtended contemporary arcs through the plenum we call social life. Drifting through digitally-mediated urban environs, prosodically and metonymically, through states of anxiety, irony, distaste and waywardness, the corporate capture of the everyday resisted and retold in spates of bodily motion and semantic resignification. We move together in Lamas’ foretelling assembly. — Kashif Sharma-Patel
About the author:
Gonçalo is an artist and writer from Porto, Portugal. After briefly studying film, he joined the BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2017, after a semester at UdK Berlin. In 2020, he presented the performance 'Boeing Nº 737-800 in F#m' at Culturgest Porto and launched an accompanying bilingual book at the 6th Artist Self-Publishers’ Fair. ‘Granary Squares’, his first work for cinema, shot and edited in London, premiered at IndieLisboa International Film Festival, in 2021. ‘some times zero hours’, edited by SPAM Press, is his first poetry pamphlet.