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.
In this installation, the torus is shown in a continuous, sculptural action. The film is a sequence shot inside a tunnel that is completely empty. The editing of this footage was made to suggest a curved tunnel with no way in or out, continuous, infinite. The image is screened on 16mm equipment that was altered to accept a film with a modification extending the length, connecting the end and the beginning of it. The film loop runs between the projector and the room’s floor through rollers scattered around the floor, drawing a large circle. The moving film and the screened image of the round tunnel create a sort of mirroring or symmetry. In the room, we listen to excerpts from the song ‘Night and Day’ sung by Frank Sinatra.
The image of the torus carved inside the rock was shot in the Dois Irmãos tunnel, between the neighborhoods of São Conrado and Gávea in Rio de Janeiro.
Galeria Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, 1981; XVI Bienal de São Paulo, 1981; UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, 1982; Centro Cultural Sergio Porto, Rio de Janeiro, 1984; CCS Bard College, NY, USA, 1997; Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela, 1998; Museum of Contemporary Art Joan Lehman Building, Miami, USA, 1998; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2001; Inhotim, Pavilhão Tunga, Minas Gerais, 2012; ArtBasel Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland, 2013; Luhring Augustine Bushwick, NY, USA, 2013;