My name is Balazs and I visited Lisbon for the first time this week.
Im originally from Hungary, but England is my home now.
It’s my birthday today and I went to the Oceanarium here. I came across your work at the ONE exhibition and I just wanted to say thank you “making” my 40th birthday super special.
It was mesmerising, amazing, breathtaking what I have seen today.
I am a photographer and art has a special part in my life. Today was a great day!"
I study photography in Germany and did my study abroad in Portugal. Because of the virus and because I lived in a van this time was very very tough and intense for me. When the semester was over I decided to visit the Oceanário in Lisbon before I went back to Germany. It was very beautiful but what really shook my heart was the video installation that was made by you. I just sat between the screens and almost began to cry. And this was when I realised that I need the sea in some way. I was always fascinated by the ocean and the sea since I was a child. And I was never so close to the sea like in that time.
Is it possible to see this movie or installation online or something? That would be really great!"
"Good night Maya!
This Saturday I went with a group of friends to the Oceanarium of Lisbon.
I can be honest with you, saying that in a group of nine people, only me and two other friends were curious to see your work "One". What is certain, is that we all left there completely surrendered, touched, blown away with the programme we saw! I send you this message to show you my pleasure as a visitor to the Oceanarium, but also as a multimedia art student (in fine arts)!vThe whole production is to be congratulated, from imagery, to sound..! I really don't have words that can express the experience I had, and the sensations it provoked in me!
I leave you here a question, will I be able to watch your work "One" on some streaming platform, or in another digital medium later? It's a waste to be an ephemeral exhibition,because it's something we should all watch a dozen times in our lives! I would also like to know where I can watch other pieces from your portfolio!
Thank you for your attention,
"Good morning, Maya, I wanted to tell you that I loved the movie you made for Oceanario. 😊 went two weeks ago with the family and asked my children: "What did you most like about oceanario's visit?" I was expecting them to tell me it was the sharks, the penguins, etc. but no. They said "the movie Dad!"
Myguel Santos E Castro"