The bird and the stone are two poles with the same amount of gravity in Pamen Pereira’s oeuvre. The flight overcomes our desire for greater freedom that will enable us to advance towards light. For Pamen Pereira, self-knowledge involves knowledge of the world through nature, hence emotion appears along paths less trodden by human beings.
To ensure that art distances itself from artifice, to ensure that it dwells in its truth, to ensure that what is already known doesn’t refract the light that illuminates it, we must unlearn what we have learn and return to our origins. So, retracing our steps is therefore what fuels our emotions.
There’s no point in leaving thinking that we know what we’re looking for. Revelation always awaits us in a place still unknown. Sometimes it lies in the contemplation of the most humble of things: a disintegrated root suddenly unearthed, a lichen sprout that dwells in the silent rock cavity, the tiny fly escaping the William Blake poem and alighting on the question of eternity, the cocoon that the silkworm flees before becoming a butterfly. In her oeuvre, Pamen Pereira neither searches nor copies, but heads towards a new path of knowledge in which it is necessary to reformulate the world.