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Egypsiaca and the Phoenix

2003
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers

Works arising from stories or stories resulting works. Narratives are a form of design that uses as support the imagined time and displays on the lived time, a testimony or a scene that proves that story.

 

Installation and performance at the studio in Rio de Janeiro

In the hall, two Heraldos are positioned. Beside them is Robertinho’s drum set. The three young women spread paper across the floor to make a mask in the area around the shadows projected by the iron sheets. The Heraldos have their large sheets leant against bells or cauldrons, the three support points keep them suspended at an angle. Bronze and iron filings are spread around these three areas, the iron ones on top. After the paper is removed, copper and filings indicate the outline of the sheet shadows. The drum percussion keeps going and the volume increases. The girls take off their black clothes and lie down on the floor. Tunga, dressed in a black suit, covers the girls and the drummer with blankets. Next, by triggering a fire extinguisher, he covers the entire hall with a thin white dust. The drummer does not stop playing, even when covered in blankets. After a few minutes, the girls stand up and leave their cocoons. They take glass bottles and goblets, fill them with water and pour the water into the upturned bells. The water [that goes inside the bell] disturbs the gold dust that rested there at the bottom. The golden liquid emerges and captures the light, a golden skin for the rising phoenix (we do not see it, thus it exists). The floor is smeared and dirty. The next morning, daylight and insects repopulate the hall.

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Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Wilton MontenegroEgypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium
Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Egypsiaca and the Phoenix
  • Iron, glass, ferrite, bronze and iron filings, copper, felt, drums, drummer and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2003
Pensatorium