The mixed media video installation is an outcome of a six months artists-in-residence in Rio de Janeiro. There we met Gustav, a favela dweller who became our tour guide, gambling instructor and the main character in this work. Donkey Without a Tail sees Gustav taking us on an exciting and heartfelt journey into the history and traditions of Brazil as well as the impoverished day-to-day of the Rio de Janeiro slums and the dark side of the city. Images of subjective happiness are painted on the artists’ identical sleeveless shirts; traces of precious memories.

Donkey Without a Tail performance, video, photography, installation, sculpture, painting. Exhibited at 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.

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

mgm02.jpgDonkey Without a Tail, 2018, video still, single channel video ultra HD 27’31’’

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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