The Picture Generation project appropriates the photographic archive from 2001 to 2011 of Maus Hábitos, its activities, its people, its artists and the city of Porto in the 1st decade of the 21st century, where Maus Hábitos marked a new way of "making it happen". We could not find a better place to show this archive for the first time than Pierrot le Fou's Portable Gallery. This strange machine-object is formalized as a miniaturized imaginary building, inspired by Marcel Duchamp's Boîte-en-Valise, provoking the notion of the spectator's privacy and making sense of scale ambiguous. Just as in the photographs of Daniel Pires where we are at same time voyeur/spectators and participants.
DANIEL PIRES (PT) begins his artistic activity as a photographer.
Founder of Maus Hábitos and Saco Azul Association, where he has been a cultural manager and artistic director for 18 years. He participates constantly in conferences and lectures on the importance of alternative spaces in the economy of cities, having already been to some cities in Brazil and in Galicia, as well as Macau and Shenzen.
Between 1998 and 2006 he iwas a photography professor at ESAP-Porto.
In 2008, he became Director of the Agency for the Development of Creative Industries (ADDICT).
He finishes the Master's Degree at FBAUP in the year of 2012 in Image Design, year in which he takes on the role of director and coordinator of "On Off Laboratory of urban creativity" in the city of Guimarães, at this time the European Capital of Culture. More recently he was part of the management team of “Amigos do Coliseu” where he remained until 2017.
* There will be a publication by the publisher Pierrot Le Fou.