This influence is objectively manifested in the core parts (B) that represent the traditional Japanese forms of toroo, a kind of small temples within which a light that prefigures human existence, situated between the earth as original mud, and the infinite space. And it is as if each one of these figures manifests a nostalgia whithin the rock, inside of which had been discovered and taken away by the artist's hands.
On a recent date, Carlos H invited a small group of friends to the Roman Ruins of Lisbon, where he performed a concert, in partnership with the French artist Vincent Martial, specialized in synthetic sound structures, in which he presented his majestic sculptural instruments - resonance for manual or electronic percussion - on which his compositions were performed.
This exhibition/concert at the time created a space of interrogation, whose answers are in a certain way in the exhibition Seeds of Light.
The core of musical instruments (D) in part presented at the time, joins together two expressions, the main of which is as an extension of the core (C) of wood carvings, while the complementary expression is composed of pieces obviously intended for musical execution.
The sound structure of musical compositions consists of the vibrations of the carefully chosen and prepared wooden parts, whose vibrations establish, with their sonorities, the final unit of the exhibition.
The final impression of the ensemble is like a sense of serene luminosity, as if all the pieces that make it were in fact "Seeds of Light", a light that could symbolize the human being condition, a condition never achieved but always sought, that we should not depart from the horizon of our global utopia, maintaining the sense of a route in which many results have been, nevertheless, achieved.
Júlio Moreira, Lisbon, June 2019