Travessa de Liceiras 9 / Porto / Portugal

Installation of 72 ceramic tiles

January 2015

The windows and doors of this abandoned house in Porto / Portugal have been completely shut with cement blocks.
In order to quote the tradition of tile facade decoration in the country on the one hand and give the hollow and viewless house a new perspective on the other I covered this "new part of the house's facade" with 72 tiles – showing an outdoor-scene of a man standing in the rain to even enhance the absurdity a house with blocked windows and doors already has. I decided to switch inside and outside in this case.
I took the original windowframe out, installed my tiles and put the frame back on as gently as possible.