About the Book
The Duck’s Diaries. - Field histories from “Chasing the Golden Duck” Nowadays the pursuit of our dreams seems much more like a wild goose chase than a possible reality. With that in mind, and recalling La Fontaine’s fable "The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs" and greedy Uncle Scrooge (from the very American Disney cartoon Donald Duck), I began to pursue an ongoing project called "Chasing the Golden Duck." I believe that my obsessive chase of a golden duck offers a metaphor that, in its playfulness and simplicity, can provide an alternative view of our reality. In addition to the photographic images, I started to write the duck’s diary because each adventure turned out to be a microcosm of experiences that are too rich to be forgotten.
Cibele Vieira is a native of Brazil and lives in NYC. She graduated from the International Center of Photography and The New School University. Her work is in public Collections of Ado Malagoli Museum, Rio Grande do Sul Contemporary Art Museum, both in Brazil, and the Kiyosato Museum in Japan. She has exhibited at Valentine and Frontroom Galleries in NY; at the Bienal de Fotografia de Sao Paulo and Atelie 397 Gallery, both in Sao Paulo. Cibele won Vision Awards, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts 2000. Her work has been featured in The Village Voice and Brooklyn Rail. Cibele Vieira's work is currently held at Nuartlink Gallery, Valentine Gallery and Pierogi Flat Files.