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.
Laminated Souls is an investigation of the metamorphosis . Two wooden portals filled with dozens of glass slides , shelved horizontally and vertically are close to the point of some blades of a horizontal slides to be confused with the other . At this intersection , which would be the axis of the work , the ceiling hangs a strong incandescent light . Two tables are close , occupying symmetrical positions . Below each one of them, there is a tank with the same dimensions of the tabletop , full of tadpoles . Over the tabletop something like the earth is spread hiding thousands of fly larvae that moves hiding from the light . Laboratory dishes spread among larvae . Two large pins nailed into the wall , stretch to the portals , relying on them . Her long polished aluminum surface serves clothesline for two nurseries , one for flies and other frogs. As the tables , the nurseries are in symmetrical positions . The nursery flies is built with glass slides upright and pond frogs with glass slides horizontally.
Laminated Souls was mounted three times , at three different times . The changes had either the participation of performers , sometimes the participation of dancers , sometimes variations between positioning pins and nurseries . The three assemblies are recorded in a book edited by Holzwarth Publication
The work opened on September 24, 2004 in Galeria Millan . Tunga invited Thiago and Matheus Rocha Pitta , young artists who happen to be twins to play the role of scientists . His likeness has produced a surprising effect mirror , his ballet became a kind of vicious circle , during the first rehearsal of the performance , so they could rest, Tunga and his assistant Fernando acted as substitutes . Eyes wide with Tunga adapted to the habitat alternatively sapo or flies and Fernando fixed in the incessant movement of flies and frogs, absorbed in his scientific observation , an incarnation of intensity and calm, as the shadows of the flies in his white apron suggested thousands of screaming souls , souls rolled .
When Laminated Souls was presented at the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro on May 20, 2006 ,the work had evolved into a more structured , distributed between one central room to the laboratory and two side rooms , in one of them, a giant frog skin, lamps , gloves four fingers , and the other an arrangement more like sculpture with elements of these groups at separate tables . Biology students in white coats seemed to be urging viewers to join the naked men and women , dancers led by choreographer Lia Rodrigues . We realized the work oscillating between macro and micro . Not only the variation of the dimensions of the blades but also the sound that captured and reproduced human voices that filled the room and the amplified sound from inside the nurseries of flies .
The metamorphosis present in this work inspired Tunga in next works with crystals . Matter transmuted or mutation process that often were represented by glasses and magnets and even the mysterious ruby of Sero Te Amavi . Frog kissing / biting fly . How to connect to " Love me knot " where we ask the same question : how is it possible to build a torus ? The first answer is the kiss / bite - the act of creating a continuous body from two bodies .