Acrylic photo print on aluminium dibond backing, framed in wood and plywood frame with magnets.
I’m walking down the endless avenidas of Rio with my face covered with the kitchen sieve – repeating the route of so-called ‘tigres’, those slaves who used to carry chamber pots of their owners to the sea – walking through the entire city. Their faces were covered in order to protect them from possible jokes and to avoid an even bigger shame. I walk really slowly in order not to wet myself – the basket on my head contains that pot, and it’s shaky. Part of the route goes via Avenida Brasil, one of the most dangerous routes of Rio. It has Favela da Mare on one side and Complexo do Alemao on the other, and both are quite famous for gang warfare; even the police tries to avoid these parts. My performance ends the moment I reach the sea.
Limited Edition of 5 + 2 AP (Museum Edition), 156.0 x 156.0 x 4.0cm, 2015
Video. Duration: 1:56 min
Edition: 1/4 + 2APs
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