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Deeply influenced by the place where he grew up, Tito Mouraz created a photographic series about the legend of a rural place, the House of the seven ladies, said to be hunted. The exhibition Casa das Sete Senhoras runs until May 31st at Galerie Voies Off in Arles.

There’s a house in the region of Beira-Alta, in Portugal, that is said to be haunted by the ghosts of seven women.
Deeply influenced by the place where he grew up, Tito Mouraz created a photographic series about the legend of this  place.
“It is still said around here that the house is haunted. In the house lived seven women, all maiden sisters. One of them was a witch. On full moon nights, the ladies in their white garments would fly from the balcony to the leafy branches of the chestnut tree across the street. From there they would seduce men who passed by.

Cette série fait toujours référence au même endroit, une manière de témoigner des changements liés au temps (la lente désactivation des pratiques agricoles, la transformation progressive du territoire, le vieillissement,…) en dépit de l’écoute du même hibou, du même renard, des mêmes histoires.
Telle une légende, à la fois magique et effrayante, cette expérience cyclique a été ma plus grande blessure : la nuit, les fumées, les corps, la lune, les ruines, les bruits. Un lieu d’affection, mais après tout, je suis aussi né ici ».
Tito Mouraz
This series is always about the same area , a way of witnessing the changes brought by time (the slow deactivation of agricultural practices, the gradual transformation of the territory, aging …), in spite of listening to the same owl, to the same fox, to the same stories.
As in a legend, perhaps magic and frightening  this cyclical experience, was my greatest wound: the night, the fumes, the bodies, the moon, the  ruins, the sounds. A place of affections, after all I was also born here.”
Tito Mouraz

EXHIBITION
Casa das Sete Senhoras
Tito Mouraz
From April 15th to May 31st, 2016
Galerie Voies Off
26 ter rue Raspail
13200 Arles
France
Tél. / Fax : 04 90 96 93 82
photographie@voies-off.com
http://www.voies-off.com
http://titomouraz.com

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PLACES
Voies Off
PHOTOGRAPHER
Tito Mouraz

Tito Mouraz, 1977, Portugal. He finished the Visual Arts and Photography course in the Superior Art School of Oporto (Escola Superior Artística do Porto) in 2010, being this the city where he lives and works currently. Exhibits regularly...

Books
Tito Mouraz
Open Space Office

The series presented here was shot in Portugal over a 3-year period and represents a transformed landscape that portrays the existence of Man as a constructive, reconstructive and contemplative being. The landscape appears completely and irreversibly transformed and it was this t...

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Tito Mouraz
Rua da Cabine

One of the most impressive memories of mine is the one of Cabine Street, at Lapa do Lobo. It was where I spent a great number of my school holidays, in the house, at my grandparents' grocery or at Vale do Boi, where my grandfather did his farming. Everything changed. Today, ...

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Tito Mouraz –Open Space Office

The series presented here was shot in Portugal over a 2-year period and represents a transformed landscape that portrays the existence of Man as a constructive, reconstructive and contemplative being. The landscape appears completely and irreversibly transformed and it was this t...

Books
Tito Mouraz, The house of the seven women

The photographs in this book were shot in Beira Alta, the native village of the Portuguese photographer, Tito Mouraz, between 2010 and 2015. “Here, everyone says that this house is haunted”, he says. “Seven sisters lived in this house, all spinsters. One of them was a witch...

Event
Arles 2016 : Tito Mouraz at Voies Off Gallery
Casa Das Sete Senhoras

This summer, Voies Off Gallery exhibits latest series by Portuguese photographer Tito Mouraz titled Casa Das Sete Senhoras (The House of the Seven Women). Locally Beira-Alta, in Portugal, there is a the house haunted by Seven Women... The show runs until September 25th, 2016.