UM CHÃO PARA BRINCAR, UM CÉU PARA VOAR | 2014

Galeria Inox, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Curator: Isabel Sanson Portella



1. To be stored side by side, one inside the other | 2005-14

Over the years I have accumulated rolls of leftover adhesive tape that I use in my studio for restoration work. In this manner, and through the mere fact of my wanting to preserve the memory of a material whose color and texture had aroused my interest, I began a series of works that materialized as objects, drawing, video, sound and photography.

  • two object series
  • adhesive base tape used for restoration work on rare documents
  • 15 x 29 cm and 24 x 24 cm

Photo: Pat Kilgore

2. What happened to the city in which I was born | 2014

In this video I try in vain to keep extremely lightweight paper tubes standing upright; the slightest action of the wind brought about by the movement of my own hand sends them falling to the ground. As they fall, the tubes produce a delicate sound—a chance composition.

  • 9’54” video loop (MP4 and MOV versions)
  • concept: Renato Bezerra de Mello
  • camera and video and sound editing: Daniel Santos

Photo: Daniel Santos

3. Photographic notes I, II and III | 2014

The images were selected from among hundreds I made as I work, using leftovers of an adhesive used in for restoring paper: they are fragments from a “notebook” I used to guide myself in developing new research.

  • Series of three digital photographs printed on cotton paper, edition of 5 + 2 AP
  • I – 14 x 24 cm; II – 26 x 15 cm; III – 24 x 36 cm

Photo: Renato Bezerra de Mello

4. Rounds infinites | 2014

I used graphite sheets to make this piece—a process of transferring and printing images onto paper, as is commonly done with carbon. The repeated circles allude to the manuscripts of antiquity, accumulated and stored upon one another, inside one another.

  • series of three drawings on Lana paper and two drawings on Canson paper
  • graphite on paper
  • 29,7 x 42 cm (Lana); 49 x 64 cm (Canson)

Photo: Pat Kilgore