The series Hall of Mirrors appears as a fictional, non-linear narrative where we witness a woman’s intense psychological moment. The series refers to the ambiguous world of a woman who lives in limbo between the real and the imaginary.
She is seemingly absent and is disconnected from reality because, parallel to the world we see in the photographs, there is another, an internal realm that exerts a strong influence on the character. The images leave room for subjective interpretation of the complex relationships we have with ourselves and the human condition. Like mirrors, they echo feelings that dwell in the deepest, darkest recesses of our soul and reflect questions asked by the character about who we are and perhaps who we really would want to be. Through a female gaze and the use of self-portraiture, the series Hall of Mirrors aims to examine preconceived notions of womanhood, their influence on our social identities and how we see and present ourselves in a society of ‘keeping up appearances’.
Born in Portugal in 1980, Patricia started her career as a dancer and worked with dance theatre companies around Europe and the UK where she lived until 2015. Patricia’s journey into the photography world started in 2018 with various photography courses at Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem (IPCI) where she gained a Masters in Artistic Photography in October 2020. Her latest work, Hall of Mirrors, has been awarded a Bronze at the Budapest International Foto Awards, Honorable mention at the Tokyo International Foto Awards and selected as Editor's Pick in the LenseCulture Art Award.