Speed of Light

Speed of Light is a series of photographs of Aldeia da Luz (Village of Light) in Alentejo, south region of Portugal. This village was built in 2002 to replicate the original architecture, now submerged due to the construction of the Alqueva dam. The attempt made to create a new artificial place failed in every single dimension: architecturally, socially, and politically. This project is about the concept of civilization and the distance between virtual and real.