The Moon Program Yellow T-Shirt, João Noutel

Limited Author Edition

Design by João Noutel 

The Moon Program Yellow T-Shirt, João Noutel

Limited Author Edition

Design by João Noutel 


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Significance of MOON Earth's only natural satellite and the fifth largest in the Solar System. But it also symbolizes the passing of time, the control of time. Meaning of HAPPINESS Durable state of fullness and satisfaction. But it's hard to define rigorously.

Why present a list of reasons for reflection on what expressions can be to merge the two concepts, for example in a Lunar Happiness? Why the infinite and utopian search for its possibilities versus impossibilities?

The affirmation of the feasibility of a formal modular system of unique works or works edited in limited series, aimed in both cases at the celebration of the same narrative and metaphorical meaning about the fragility of the concept or idea of ​​the state of permanent lunar happiness is a fiction. The knowledge of the habits and mechanics of a production process in different supports/media, although not prepared for the recognition of a collectionist or investment logic, is however called here above all for the purpose of perceiving and representing a generally utopian ideal .

The complexity and strength of each material, of its own plastic language and therefore unique, are due to the limits of the drawing, instruments for measuring a certain common denominator, explored here as if it were an imagetic documentary testimony in which two central figures, one female and male preserve a lunar space as a refuge from their routines, their daily lives.

The visual experience of each work, whether in porcelain, fabric, carpet, tile, MDF, fiberglass, acrylic dibond, etc. happens so that the senses do not ignore clues or even contradictory impulses about the difficulty of perfection, assuming themselves the role of watchman in situations of beauty or ugliness, vulnerability or vitality, harmony or turbulence, reason and imagination, austerity and luxury.

THE MOON PROGRAM thus became an opportunity to explore and systematize in a more regular and intentional and eventually more orderly and disciplined way, a set of proposals for thinking about the dream. 

João Noutel

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