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Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo

2002
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron nets, bottles, funnels

Works shaded by the act of makeup. First appear in the work ‘’Lábios’’, and reappear frequently not only with pasta makeup but also with gelatin, chalk and ceramic glaze. It is common to some work, to be make up during the performance. The make up, in addition to praise the surface, marks in part the installation and sculpture to witness a performance.

 

Seven girls were invited to participate in a film directed by Murilo Salles, for the TV show És tu Brazil. Except for Ynaiê Dawson, at the time Tunga's photography assistant, they did not know either the artist or one another. They arrived at a bucolic site in the Tijuca Forest, full of vines, hanging tendrils, huge rotten fruits and a small waterfall. Once there, they applied nets, bottles, funnels and other archetypal elements, thick reddish and flesh-tone make-up pastes on the surface of the mondrongos. Soon after, the girls started covering their own skins. Two cellists responded with variations on the music of the composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. The music arrangements sometimes evoked mantras, as if Olivier Messian had paid an unlikely visit to the Amazon jungle. The seven girls were occupying the spot in the woods, sharing it with the cellists, the film crew and Tunga who, once in a while, would lean back [recline?] in a hammock. The mood suggested an idyll from Greek mythology, nymphs sitting on rocks, playing with the curves of the bottles, their stems, cauldrons, funnels and goblets. They covered themselves, sometimes, with nets or blankets.

The day finished nearby in the large white hall of Tunga’s pensatorium. He and the girls were naked while they dined on a bowl of red soup.

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Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ
Floresta Sopão – Mondrongos Jambo
  • Floresta Sopão
  • fiberglass, makeup, iron and performers
Wilton Montenegro, 2002
Floresta da Tijuca - RJ