Hand-Made, 2008
Mini DV transferred to digital format, PAL, 4:3, colour, sound, 4'33''

Music performed by Carlos Paredes: Valsa [Waltz] (Artur Paredes/Gonçalo Paredes)

Edition of 5 + AP

Hand-made documents, in a loop projection, the handcrafted work in crochet and knitting of five women of different generations, countries and cultural backgrounds. The permanent circular travelling of the camera portrays the work and socializing between the protagonists, on a trip that covers some of the most emblematic examples of Portugal's architectural heritage, from the megalithic Almendres Cromlech, to the Pena Palace, the epitome of Romantic architecture in Portugal*, highlighting the documental character of the project. Hand-made thus reveals an intricate web of relations of an ethnographic, sociological and historical meaning.

* Apart from the above mentioned monuments, the trip also includes the Roman Temple in Évora, also known as the Temple of Diana; the Alcobaça Monastery; the Batalha Monastery (or Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery); the Jerónimos Monastery (or Santa Maria de Belém Monastery); the Tower of Belém (or Tower of Saint Vincent of Belém); the Fortress of Sagres; the Mafra Palace (or Convent and Basilica of Mafra); and the National Palace of Queluz.

2018 Joana Vasconcelos: Exagérer pour inventer, Hôtel Départemental des Arts - Centre d'art du Var, Toulon

2018 Joana Vasconcelos: Gateway, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

2016 De Fil(s) en Aiguille(s), La Patinoire Royale, Brussels

2013 Joana Vasconcelos, Gucci Museo, Florence

2011 MAD - Museo Arte Donne, Villa 5, Colegno

2010 Visión: Desafios, Tercera Muestra Itinerante de Videoarte, LOOP, Instituto Cervantes, Cairo

2009 LOOP: The Video Art Fair '09, Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, Barcelona

2008 Hand-made, Galería Horrach Moyà, Palma de Mallorca

CHOUGNET, Jean-François - Joana Vasconcelos: Exagérer pour inventer. Paris: Éditions Courtes et Longues, 2018. ISBN978-2-35290-202-7

AILLAGON, Jean-Jacques - Joana Vasconcelos: De fil(s) en aiguille(s). Brussels: La Patinoire Royale, 2016.

AMADO, Miguel; LEBOVICI, Elisabeth; ZAYA, Octavio - Joana Vasconcelos: Sem Rede. Lisbon: Museu Colecção Berardo, 2010.

GONZÁLEZ-MORA, Magda - Visión: desafios. Barcelona: Instituto Cervantes, 2010.

SILVA, Paulo Cunha e - Joana Vasconcelos. S. Mamede do Coronado: Bial, 2009.

GUARDA, Dinis; FIGUEIREDO, Nuno - Vídeo Arte e Filme de Arte & Ensaio em Portugal. Lisbon: Número - Arte e Cultura, 2008.