In Rio de Janeiro, Gil & Moti went in search of ‘Jogo de Bicho’ (animal game), an illegal gambling game played everywhere on the city’s streets. They made a film with Gustav, who became their gambling instructor and guide. Gustav reveals the history of the game, which owes its popularity to the fact that people with very little money can also try their luck. He takes Gil & Moti into the city, immersing them in the harsh daily reality and lack of perspective in the favelas, and telling them about his dreams and concerns for his children. In this context, the artists realised they were tourists who could engage but had a way out again, unlike their protagonists. They turned the shirts they wore into ambiguous souvenirs.

Donkey Without a Tail video, photography, installation, sculpture, painting. Exhibited at TENT Rotterdam Takkahuone Gallery- Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Turku, Pedrami Gallery Antwerpen. Made possible with the generous support of: Mondriaan Fund Artists-in-Residence grant- Capacete, IBB CBK R’dam, HIAP residency.

Donkey Without a Tail, 2019, exhibition view TENT, Rotterdam, single channel video, Ultra HD, 27’31’’, found vehicle and chairs, painted garments on wood, photo Aad Hoogendoorn

Donkey Without a Tail, 2019, exhibition view TENT, Rotterdam, single channel video, Ultra HD, 27’31’’, found vehicle and chairs, painted garments on wood, photo Aad Hoogendoorn

mgm02.jpgDonkey Without a Tail, 2018, exhibition view, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

mgm02.jpgWelcome to the Jungle, 2018, detail, aluminium foil, chocolate coins, electrical wiring, installation view, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku

mgm02.jpgRough Cut, 2019, ultra-chrome-print, aluminum, 110x160x50cm

Donkey Without a Tail, 2018, single channel video ultra HD 27’31’’ (excerpt 3’18’’)

mgm02.jpg Little Porters, 2018, acrylic on garments and wood, 71x109x9cm

mgm02.jpgGood Climate, 2018, acrylic on garments and wood, 72x102cm

mgm02.jpgDouble Risk, 2018, acrylic on garments and wood, 72x101cm

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